Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2008

416 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719078392

Bookseller Code (06)


Every Man Out of His Humour

Ben Jonson

Helen Ostovich

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays MUP

  • A bestseller in hardback, now in paperback
  • Jonson helped form English satirical drama with this play in 1599, and its popularity spearheaded a whole new movement in the writing of comedy as social critique
  • Jonson's experiments in generating theatrical meaning continued throughout his career, but Every Man Out of His Humour is a text that enriches the understanding of all the plays that come after it
  • Despite its popularity when it first appeared in print in 1600, Every Man Out of His Humour has never appeared as a single modern critical edition until now
  • The introduction and annotations convey early modern obsessions with wealth and self-display by providing historical contexts and pointing out the continuity of those obsessions into modern life

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