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Ben Jonson, My Old Classics, My Old Classics

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The Alchemist by Ben Jonson - is a comedy by English playwright Ben Jonson. First performed in 1610 by the King's Men, it is generally considered Jonson's best and most characteristic comedy; Samuel Taylor Coleridge believed that it had one of the three most perfect plots in literature. The play's clever fulfilment of the classical unities and vivid depiction of human folly have made it one of the few Renaissance plays (except the works of Shakespeare) with a continuing life on stage, apart from a period of neglect during the Victorian era.The Alchemist premiered 34 years after the first permanent public theatre (The Theatre) opened in London; it is, then, a product of the early maturity of commercial drama in London. Only one of the University Wits who had transformed drama in the Elizabethan period remained alive (this was Thomas Lodge); in the other direction, the last great playwright to flourish before the Interregnum, James Shirley, was already a teenager. The theatres had survived the challenge mounted by the city and religious authorities; plays were a regular feature of life at court and for a great number of Londoners.

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APA 6 Citation
Jonson, B. (2022). The Alchemist (1st ed.). Books on Demand. Retrieved from (Original work published 2022)
Chicago Citation
Jonson, Ben. (2022) 2022. The Alchemist. 1st ed. Books on Demand.
Harvard Citation
Jonson, B. (2022) The Alchemist. 1st edn. Books on Demand. Available at: (Accessed: 31 May 2023).
MLA 7 Citation
Jonson, Ben. The Alchemist. 1st ed. Books on Demand, 2022. Web. 31 May 2023.