Elizabethan drama

Theater Commentary: Happy 400th Birthday to Ben Jonson’s “Catiline: His Conspiracy”

August 10, 2011
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Multiple Google searches suggest that no one is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the second of Ben Jonson’s tragedies. I don’t think I will live to see a production of CATILINE, but attention should be paid to this awkward but powerful script. Filled with moral strength, perceptive realpolitik, and rich poetry, it proffers a brilliant serio-comic meditation on political gangsterism.

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