The Magnetic Lady

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Manchester University Press, Nov 18, 2000 - Drama - 237 pages
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This is the first fully annotated edition of Ben Jonson's The Magnetic Lady, written in 1632. The introduction places the play in the context of Jonson's later dramatic and poetic works and discusses the political context of the Caroline court. A performance history of the play and fresh material relating to its 17th-century reception are also provided. This new edition by Peter Happè reappraises Jonson's much-neglected play and argues for its recognition as a work of real distinction.

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Peter Happè is a Retired Principal of Barton Peveril Sixth Form College and Visiting Fellow, School of Research and Graduate Studies, University of Southampton.

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