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Ben Jonson: The Alchemist and Other Plays

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This edition brings together Jonson's four great comedies: Volpone, Epicene, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair.
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published May 1st 1987 by OUP Oxford (first published 1987)
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Mar 17, 2007 rated it it was amazing
I read these plays for a Shakespeare's Contemporaries class. "The Alchemist" and "Bartholomew Fair" are especially hilarious. The class surprised the hell out of me, since in college, I was always apprehensive about reading anything pre-19th century.
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Gordon Campbell is a professor, a Renaissance and seventeenth-century specialist with a particular interest in John Milton, and well known for his expertise regarding the King James Bible. His broader interests in cultural history include art, architecture, Biblical studies, classical antiquity, garden history, legal history, historical theology and the Islamic world.
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