THE DEVIL IS AN ASS: Is Oxford announcing two new plays?: “The Devil is an Ass” and “The Devil of Edmunton.”

Jonson, Devil is an Ass, Prologue, pltxt, #1Fig. 1

Jonson, The Devil is an Ass (1616), Vere, The Devil of Edmunton, #2Fig. 2                   It appeares that the Prologue announces two plays by Oxford:

The Devil is an Ass and The Devil of Edmunton (?)

   Notice that play is plural (“new plays“), supporting the veiled ciphertext announcement that two plays are being newly performed.  More likely is that Edward de Vere and Ben Jonson collaborated on more than just these two plays.

Jonson, The Devil is an Ass (1616), Ed Vere, our scenes, #3Fig. 3

Ben Jonson, The Devil is an Ass, 5.6., Ed de Vere name endangered, #4Fig. 4       

 

V. XVII. MMXV         

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