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Bibliography of Ben Jonson

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Ben Jonson was a prolific writer. Here is a more complete bibliography of his works:

  • Plays
    • A Tale of a Tub, comedy (c. 1596 revised performed 1633; printed 1640)
    • The Isle of Dogs, comedy (1597, with Thomas Nashe; lost)
    • The Case is Altered, comedy (c. 1597–98; printed 1609), possibly with Henry Porter and Anthony Munday
    • Every Man in His Humour, comedy (performed 1598; printed 1601)
    • Every Man out of His Humour, comedy (performed 1599; printed 1600)
    • Cynthia's Revels (performed 1600; printed 1601)
    • The Poetaster, comedy (performed 1601; printed 1602)
    • Sejanus His Fall, tragedy (performed 1603; printed 1605)
    • Eastward Ho, comedy (performed and printed 1605), a collaboration with John Marston and George Chapman
    • Volpone, comedy (c. 1605–06; printed 1607)
    • Epicoene, or the Silent Woman, comedy (performed 1609; printed 1616)
    • The Alchemist, comedy (performed 1610; printed 1612)
    • Catiline His Conspiracy, tragedy (performed and printed 1611)
    • Bartholomew Fair, comedy (performed 31 October 1614; printed 1631)
    • The Devil is an Ass, comedy (performed 1616; printed 1631)
    • The Staple of News, comedy (completed by Feb. 1626; printed 1631)
    • The New Inn, or The Light Heart, comedy (licensed 19 January 1629; printed 1631)
    • The Magnetic Lady, or Humours Reconciled, comedy (licensed 12 October 1632; printed 1641)
    • The Sad Shepherd, pastoral (c. 1637, printed 1641), unfinished
    • Mortimer His Fall, history (printed 1641), a fragment
  • Masques
    • The Coronation Triumph, or The King's Entertainment (performed 15 March 1604; printed 1604); with Thomas Dekker
    • A Private Entertainment of the King and Queen on May-Day (The Penates) (1 May 1604; printed 1616)
    • The Entertainment of the Queen and Prince Henry at Althorp (The Satyr) (25 June 1603; printed 1604)
    • The Masque of Blackness (6 January 1605; printed 1608)
    • Hymenaei (5 January 1606; printed 1606)
    • The Entertainment of the Kings of Great Britain and Denmark (The Hours) (24 July 1606; printed 1616)
    • The Masque of Beauty (10 January 1608; printed 1608)
    • The Masque of Queens (2 February 1609; printed 1609)
    • The Hue and Cry After Cupid, or The Masque at Lord Haddington's Marriage (9 February 1608; printed c. 1608)
    • The Entertainment at Britain's Burse (11 April 1609; lost, rediscovered 1997)[58]
    • The Speeches at Prince Henry's Barriers, or The Lady of the Lake (6 January 1610; printed 1616)
    • Oberon, the Faery Prince (1 January 1611; printed 1616)
    • Love Freed from Ignorance and Folly (3 February 1611; printed 1616)
    • Love Restored (6 January 1612; printed 1616)
    • A Challenge at Tilt, at a Marriage (27 December 1613/1 January 1614; printed 1616)
    • The Irish Masque at Court (29 December 1613; printed 1616)
    • Mercury Vindicated from the Alchemists (6 January 1615; printed 1616)
    • The Golden Age Restored (1 January 1616; printed 1616)
    • Christmas, His Masque (Christmas 1616; printed 1641)
    • The Vision of Delight (6 January 1617; printed 1641)
    • Lovers Made Men, or The Masque of Lethe, or The Masque at Lord Hay's (22 February 1617; printed 1617)
    • Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue (6 January 1618; printed 1641) The masque was a failure; Jonson revised it by placing the anti-masque first, turning it into:
    • For the Honour of Wales (17 February 1618; printed 1641)
    • News from the New World Discovered in the Moon (7 January 1620: printed 1641)
    • The Entertainment at Blackfriars, or The Newcastle Entertainment (May 1620?; MS)
    • Pan's Anniversary, or The Shepherd's Holy-Day (19 June 1620?; printed 1641)
    • The Gypsies Metamorphosed (3 and 5 August 1621; printed 1640)
    • The Masque of Augurs (6 January 1622; printed 1622)
    • Time Vindicated to Himself and to His Honours (19 January 1623; printed 1623)
    • Neptune's Triumph for the Return of Albion (26 January 1624; printed 1624)
    • The Masque of Owls at Kenilworth (19 August 1624; printed 1641)
    • The Fortunate Isles and Their Union (9 January 1625; printed 1625)
    • Love's Triumph Through Callipolis (9 January 1631; printed 1631)
    • Chloridia: Rites to Chloris and Her Nymphs (22 February 1631; printed 1631)
    • The King's Entertainment at Welbeck in Nottinghamshire (21 May 1633; printed 1641)
    • Love's Welcome at Bolsover ( 30 July 1634; printed 1641)
  • Other works
    • Epigrams (1612)
    • The Forest (1616), including To Penshurst
    • On My First Sonne (1616), elegy
    • A Discourse of Love (1618)
    • Barclay's Argenis, translated by Jonson (1623)
    • The Execration against Vulcan (1640)
    • Horace's Art of Poetry, translated by Jonson (1640), with a commendatory verse by Edward Herbert Underwood (1640)
    • English Grammar (1640)
    • Timber, or Discoveries made upon men and matter, as they have flowed out of his daily readings, or had their reflux to his peculiar notion of the times, (London, 1641) a commonplace book
    • To Celia (Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes), poem

Acknowledgments

Ben Jonson on Wikipedia





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