Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 May 2009

256 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719080401

Bookseller Code (06)


The Magnetic Lady

By Ben Jonson

Peter Happé

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays MUP

  • Paperback edition of the first fully annotated edition of Ben Jonson's 'The Magnetic Lady' written in 1632 Contains textual and explanatory notes and the text is modernised for student use The introduction places the play in the context of Jonson's later dramatic and poetic works and discusses the political context of the Caroline court Provides a performance history of the play and fresh material relating to its seventeenth-century reception Makes an undervalued masterpiece by this well-known dramatist available once again