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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About the author (1993)

Richard Burt is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and the author of "Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship," He most recently co-edited "Shakespeare the Movie,"

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