Licensed by Authority. Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship. Richard BURT.

Licensed by Authority. Ben Jonson and the Discourses of Censorship.

Ithaca: Cornell Univ Press, (1993),

First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. (xx), 227pp. Cornell Univ Press, Item #9966

From the jacket: "A dramatist whose own works were repeatedly censored early in his career and who later stood in succession to the office of court censor himself, Ben jonson embodies the contradictions and complexities of theater censorship in the early Stuart period. Focusing on Jonson's writings and the political vicissitudes of his career, Richard Burt offers a provocative reinterpretation of Jacobean and Caroline theater censorship and theatrical culture." With a detailed index. Very fine.

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