The Alchemist (Jonson)

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The Alchemist
by Ben Jonson

a comedy first performed in 1610 by the King's Men, it is generally considered Jonson's best and most characteristic comedy; Samuel Taylor Coleridge claimed that it had one of the three most perfect plots in literature. The play's clever fulfillment of the classical unities and vivid depiction of human folly have made it one of the few Renaissance plays with a continual life on stage.

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This work was published before January 1, 1926, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.