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Alchemist, The
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Alchemist, The

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Ben Jonson
 

Face, Subtle and Dol Common are three rogues intent on conning the gullible out of their money. Setting up a quack-doctor's practice in Lovewit's house they promise miraculous services that cost their customers dear. Everything goes swimmingly, until Lovewit returns and the three turn against each other.

Edited by Simon Trussler, with an introduction by Colin Counsell.

Review
'Ben Jonson's comedy of dupes and conmen couldn't be more contemporary.'  Time Out



Cast : 10M, 2F + extras
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-262-0 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Bartholomew Fair
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Bartholomew Fair

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Ben Jonson
 

The annual fair for St Bartholomew's Day is a bawdy celebration peopled by tricksters, thieves, prostitutes, pedlars and entertainers. Also drawn to the festivities are a group of ordinary citizens who find their respectable lives turned upside down, and their intolerant attitudes challenged by what they experience.

Introduced by Colin Counsell.




Cast : 18M, 8F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-304-7 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Devil is an Ass, The
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Devil is an Ass, The

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Ben Jonson
 

Pug, a junior demon, persuades his master Satan to let him spend a day in London. Taking over the body of a recently hanged thief, Pug becomes servant to a squire from Norfolk, Fitzdottrel, who doesn't believe that Pug is a devil but is happy that he asks no wages.

Edited by Peter Happé, introduced by Simon Trussler.




Cast : 15M, 5F + extras
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-268-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Sejanus: His Fall
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Sejanus: His Fall

Ben Jonson
 

In the RSC’s Gunpowder Plot season 2005/06: explosive Jacobean dramas of dissent.

Sejanus is a gripping tragedy from a writer better known for his comedies, first performed in 1603 with Burbage and Shakespeare in the cast (the latter’s last recorded appearance as an actor).

The Emperor Tiberius raises a statue to honour his right-hand man Sejanus, unaware that the man he’s honouring is ruthlessly working his way to the top, destroying everyone in his path.

Review
A near-masterpiece... what truly exhilarates is the rediscovery of a play that shows Jonson’s understanding of both the practical mechanics and insane corruption of power -  Guardian



Cast : 18M or more, 3F (doubling possible)
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-862-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB
Volpone
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Volpone

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Ben Jonson
 

Volpone is a Venetian aristocrat, a loveable rogue who enjoys the cunning pursuit of wealth more than money itself. Pretending to be mortally ill, he watches as his greedy neighbours swarm around him with expensive gifts in the hope of inheriting his fortune.

Edited by R. B. Parker and introduced by Colin Counsell.






Cast : 21M, 4F + 1 extra M/F
Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-194-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB