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Every man out of his humor

Ben Jonson

Every man out of his humor

reprinted from Holme"s quarto of 1600.

by Ben Jonson

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Published by A. Uystpruyst, Kraus Reprint in Louvain, Vaduz .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Reproduction of the original t. p.

StatementBy W. Bang and W.W. Greg.
SeriesMaterialien zur Kunde des älteren englischen Dramas -- Bd. 16., Materialien zur Kunde des älteren Englischen Dramas -- Bd. 16.
ContributionsBang, W. 1869-1934., Greg, W. W. 1875-1959.
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p.
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16633253M

These are the books every woman should read in her 40s. With respect to Jonson's use of his material, Dryden said memorably of him: "[He] was not only a professed imitator of Horace, but a learned plagiary of all the others; you track him everywhere in their snow Yet two touching epitaphs among Jonson's "Epigrams," "On my first daughter," and "On my first son," attest the warmth of the poet's family affections. This book follows Fey's life from her childhood as a self-proclaimed nerd to her terrifying honeymoon situation. None the less, Jonson's comedy merited its immediate success and marked out a definite course in which comedy long continued to run.

Particular to the Actors' Renaissance Season, one staging condition is having to work out the production as an ensemble in a short timeframe, which this company accomplishes. But he didn't improve the play's cumbersome plot structure, using the first half to establish his many, various characters and their particular "humors" before finally moving his story forward in the second half to a fun payoff. One is Brainworm, Knowell's servant, who runs his own whirling dervish course through the play that seems to have only a spurious connection to the plot except for waylaying Knowell in pursuit of his son. Nor can the earlier "Epode," beginning "Not to know vice at all," be matched in stately gravity and gnomic wisdom in its own wise and stately age.

O, I, I haue it in writing here of purpose, it cost me two shillings the tricking. In spite of the evident care taken in construction and phrasing, the play is inordinately tedious, with the exception of the lively induction. He enhanced, as well, the beauty and dignity of those portions of the masque in which noble lords and ladies took their parts to create, by their gorgeous costumes and artistic grouping and evolutions, a sumptuous show. Jonson always held Camden in veneration, acknowledging that to him he owed, "All that I am in arts, all that I know:" and dedicating his first dramatic success, "Every Man in His Humour," to him.


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From allusions in Dekker's play, "Satiromastix," it appears that Jonson, like Shakespeare, began life as an actor, and that he "ambled in a leather pitch by a play-wagon" taking at one time the part of Hieronimo in Kyd's famous play, "The Spanish Tragedy.

Here at least we are on certain ground; and the principals of the quarrel are known. The book's hero, Winston Smith, is a minor party functionary in one of these states. This, with his fees and returns from several noblemen, and the small earnings of his plays must have formed the bulk of his income.

These men held recognised positions to which Jonson felt his talents better entitled him; they were hence to him his natural enemies.

Every Man in his Humour (Ben Jonson)

We may object to the fact that the only person in the play possessed of a scruple of honesty is discomfited, and that Every man out of his humor book greatest scoundrel of all is approved in the end and rewarded.

On his release, in disgrace with Henslowe and his former associates, Jonson offered his services as a playwright to Henslowe's rivals, the Lord Chamberlain's company, in which Shakespeare was a prominent shareholder.

In its earliest version a passage which an irritable courtier conceived to be derogatory to his nation, the Scots, sent both Chapman and Jonson to jail; but the matter was soon patched up, for by this time Jonson had influence at court.

I meane simply. George Frederick Cooke revived the play at Covent Garden. Among several suggestions, "Troilus and Cressida" has been thought by some to be the play in which Shakespeare thus "put down" his friend, Jonson.

HE is of an ingenious and free spirit, eager and constant in reproofe, without feare controuling the worlds abuses. The play works through a series of complications which culminate when the justice, Clement, hears and decides all of the characters' various grievances, exposing each of them as based in humour, misperception, or deceit.

Jonson's own statement of the matter to Drummond runs: "He had many quarrels with Marston, beat him, and took his pistol from him, wrote his "Poetaster" on him; the beginning[s] of them were that Marston represented him on the stage. John Caird directed the play during the inaugural season of the Swan Theatre in This play as a fabric of plot is a very slight affair; but as a satirical picture of the manners of the time, proceeding by means of vivid caricature, couched in witty and brilliant dialogue and sustained by that righteous indignation which must lie at the heart of all true satire -- as a realisation, in short, of the classical ideal of comedy -- there had been nothing like Jonson's comedy since the days of Aristophanes.

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From entries in "Henslowe's Diary," a species of theatrical account book which has been handed down to us, we know that Jonson was connected with the Admiral's men; for he borrowed 4 pounds of Henslowe, July 28,paying back 3s.

In this attempt to forestall his enemies Jonson succeeded, and "Poetaster" was an immediate and deserved success.

Every Man out of His Humour

So one time at a tavern Sir Walter Raleigh beats him and seals up his mouth that is his upper and nether beard with hard wax. When he puzzles this out, Scurra bleakly consoles him.

Crites, like Every man out of his humor book in "Every Man Out of His Humour," is Jonson's self-complaisant portrait of himself, the just, wholly admirable, and judicious scholar, holding his head high above the pack of the yelping curs of envy and detraction, but careless of their puny attacks Every man out of his humor book his perfections with only too mindful a neglect.

His Ed is so laid back he courts Kitely's sister, Mistress Bridget Lauren Ballardwith a casual laissez-faire attitude, and it takes his best bud, Wellbred Bridget Ruewho is Dame Kitely's brother and Downright's half-brother, to prompt Ed down the path of courtship.

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A vainglorious knight, a public jester, 33 an affected courtier, a doting husband and others exhibit their humours and are finally forced out of their affectations through the agency of Macilente, who, also, is cured of his besetting envy. In the induction, Asper, representing Jonson himself, presents the play in a long.

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