Ben Johnson : A Literary Life
(W. David Kay
A concise biography of Jonson's career, placed in the context of Jacobean politics, court patronage, and his many literary rivalries. Stressing his wit and inventiveness, Kay explores the strategies by which Johnson attempted to maintain his independence and introduces new evidence concerning his appropriation of other English writers' work.
Ben Jonson's Plays and Masques
(Ben Jonson, Robert M. Adams (Editor)
Texts of the Plays and Masques, Jonson on His Work, Contemporary Readers on Jonson, Criticism