Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2000

224 Pages

7.8 x 5.0 inches

ISBN: 9780719051500

Bookseller Code (06)


Bartholomew Fair

by Ben Jonson

Suzanne Gossett

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Student Editions MUP

  • Of all of Jonson's plays, Bartholomew Fair with its focus on the conflict between a carnivalesque enjoyment of the flesh and society's desire for order and control, speaks most directly to the modern audience
  • This edition is the first to use the findings of feminist scholarship in examining the play's concern with forced marriage, pregnancy, sexual commerce and widowhood
  • Glosses and notes are provided for students and theatre-goers clarifying the language and dialects Jonson uses to individualise the characters in his prose masterpiece and helpfully explicating layers of meaning and topical references

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