The Alchemist

By: Ben Jonson
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Alchemist is a comedy written by English dramatist Ben Jonson. It is usually regarded as Jonson's best and most recognizable comedy, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge thought it had one of the three most flawless storylines in literature when it was first played in 1610 by the King's Men. Aside from a brief period of neglect during the Victorian era, the play's deft fulfillment of the classical units and realistic portrayal of human foolishness have made it one of the few Renaissance dramas (aside from Shakespeare's plays) with an ongoing existence on stage. It is the first time he has applied his traditional understanding of theater to a setting in modern-day London. A gentleman named Lovewit is forced to leave London briefly due to the plague. He leaves his butler, Jeremy, in charge of his plague-damaged home. Jeremy transforms himself into "Captain Face," and enlists the aid of Subtle, a fellow conman. Dapper is blindfolded and subjected to 'fairy' humiliations by the Anabaptists. Returning Dapper is assured that he will soon meet the Fairy Queen. Mammon is introduced to Dol, who has been told that Dol is a nobleman's sister who has gone mad.

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Ben Jonson

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson, an English playwright and poet, was born on June 11, 1572, and died sometime after August 16, 1637. The aesthetic prowess of Jonson has had a lingering influence on English theatrical comedy and poetry. He is well renowned for his lyric and epigrammatic poetry, as well as the satirical plays Every Man in His Humor (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (about 1606), The Alchemist (1610), and Bartholomew Fair. He also popularized the comedy of humor (1614). He is frequently regarded as William Shakespeare's rival for the title of most influential English dramatist under James I. Jonson was a man of the English Renaissance, classically educated, well-read, and polished, with a penchant for debate (personal, political, artistic, and intellectual). He had an unparalleled cultural impact on poets and playwrights during the Jacobean and Caroline centuries (1603-1625). (1625-1642). His ancestors spelled out the family name with the letter "t" (Johnstone or Johnston). The spelling was altered to "Jonson" even though the author preferred it to the more common "Johnson." By the summer of 1597, Jonson had a commitment with the Admiral's Men, who were presently appearing at The Rose under the direction of Philip Henslowe.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 269 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9357270795
  • ISBN-13: 9789357270793
  • Item Weight: 322.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 15 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics