Licensed by Authority: Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship

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Cornell University Press, 1993 - Drama - 227 pages
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Focuses on Jonson as an embodiment of the contradictions and complexities of early Stuart censorship of the theater: he was repeatedly censored in his early career and a censor himself later. Burt (English, U. of Massachusetts) concludes that the goal was not to stifle playwrights, but to legitimate
 

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Contents

introduction Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship I
26
Jonson Shakespeare
78
Late Jonson
115
Censorship
150
Notes
169
Works Cited
195
Index
217
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