By Tom Lockwood
Tom Lockwood's research is the 1st exam of Jonson's position within the texts and tradition of the Romantic age. half one of many booklet explores theatrical, severe, and editorial responses to Jonson, together with his position within the post-Garrick theatre, serious estimations of his lifestyles and paintings, and the politically charged making and reception of William Gifford's 1816 version of Jonson's Works. half explores allusive and imitative responses to Jonson's poetry and performs within the writings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and explores how Jonson serves variously as a version in which to degree the poet laureate, Robert Southey, and Coleridge's eldest son, Hartley. The creation and end find this "Romantic Jonson" opposed to his eighteenth-century and Victorian re-creations. Ben Jonson within the Romantic Age exhibits us a diverse, cellular, and contested Jonson and provides a clean viewpoint at the Romantic age.
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The Force is entirely lost by it’s being acted by a Woman. Sex is so strong in every 28 Epicœne; or, The Silent Woman, rev. George Colman (London: T. Becket, 1776), 24–5. Siddons, Reminiscences, ed. Van Lennep, 4–5. , A Passion for Performance: Sarah Siddons and her Portraitists (Los Angeles: J. , Notorious Muse: The Actress in British Art and Culture, 1776–1812 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003), 57–80. , London Stage, v. 1945. 33 This second failure of the recast play had a very Jonsonian ring to it.
27 The circumstances in which this transfer took place were described only briefly by Nichols, but were elaborated on by William Gifford in the first volume of his edition of Jonson’s Works (1816). Allowing that he was ‘but imperfectly acquainted’ with the events, Gifford noted that Whalley’s ‘literary pursuits’ had been interrupted by an enforced removal from London to Ostend, the place of his death: It is said that the extravagance of a young wife involved him in pecuniary difficulties of a serious kind, and obliged him to leave his home.
Oxford: Blackwell, 1928), ii. 140–1. I have not been able to locate Rhodes’s source for this gathering: it is not mentioned in the account of the Thatched House Tavern in Henry B. Wheatley, London, Past and Present: Its History, Associations and Traditions, 3 vols. (London: John Murray, 1891), ii. 303, iii. 369–70. 42 Epicoene (1776), sig. A4r , lines 21–6. 43 The Town and Country Magazine; or, Universal Repository of Knowledge, Instruction, and Entertainment, 6 (1775), 726–7. 44 The copy of the 1640 folio of Jonson’s Workes now at the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC (shelfmark STC 14753 Copy 7) belonged not to R.