Licensed by Authority: Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship
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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