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The Alchemist Ben Jonson

The Alchemist

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    The Alchemist

    Editorial: E-BOOKARAMA

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9788834172568

    Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

    Medios de pago
      The Alchemist Ben Jonson

      The Alchemist

      Medios de pago

        The Alchemist

        Editorial: E-BOOKARAMA

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9788834172568

        Formatos: ePub (Sin DRM)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

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          Sinopsis
          The comedy &ldquo;The Alchemist&rdquo; is written by a playwright, Ben Jonson. This play was first staged in 1610 in king&rsquo;s men theatre. &quot;The&nbsp;<br />&nbsp;Alchemist&quot; is generally considered as one of the most characteristic and best comedy and satire on the vices of the society.<br /><br />The play cleverly fulfils the classical unities and clearly depicts the vices of the society. Due to its rebellion against false religious practices, this play is considered as one of the Renaissance plays.<br /><br />Jonson&rsquo;s comedy echoes the new-fangled self-confidence. In this play, for the first time, he smears his conventional commencement of play to a setting in modern London, with energising consequences. The conventional components, chiefly the connection between Lovewit and Face, is completely rationalised; similarly, the representation of 17th century London is given direction and course by the orthodox indulgent of comedy as revenue to uncover immorality and imprudence to mockery.<br /><br />The play concerns the turmoil of deception that ensues when Lovewit leaves his London house in the care of his scheming servant, Face. With the aid of a fraudulent alchemist named Subtle and his companion, Dol Common, Face sets about dispensing spurious charms and services to a steady stream of dupes. These include the intemperate knight Sir Epicure Mammon, the pretentious Puritans Ananias and Tribulation Wholesome, the ambitious tobacconist Abel Drugger, the gamester law clerk Dapper, and the parvenu Kastril with his widowed sister, Pliant. The shrewd gambler Surly nearly exposes the sham by posing as a Spanish don seeking the hand of Pliant, but the gullible parties reject his accusations. When Lovewit reappears without warning, Subtle and Dol flee the scene, leaving Face to make peace by arranging the marriage of his master to the beautiful and wealthy Dame Pliant.
          Acerca de Ben Jonson

          Ben Jonson was born in 1572, the posthumous son of a minister and was educated at Westminster School thanks to an unknown patron. In 1597, after brief careers as a bricklayer and soldier, he began to work for Henslowe's company as a player and playwright. In addition to the comedies Jonson also produced two tragedies. In 1616 he was granted a royal pension and was made, in effect, Poet Laureate. He died on 6 August 1637. Michael Jamieson has taught at the University of Rome and the University of California. He has published a study of As You Like It and articles on Elizabethan acting and on modern theatres for Shakespeare.

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