- Ben,1573?–1637, English dramatist and poet.
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“We started doing this because we want to save lives,” Jonson says.'Please Don't Die!': The Frantic Battle to Save Murdered Cops
December 22, 2014
Every chapter is headed with a brief quote from a Jacobean revenge tragedy by the likes of Webster, Kyd, or Jonson.Speed Read: J.K. Rowling Pens Another Winner With ‘The Silkworm’
June 13, 2014
Former devotees, including Jonson, describe a mental conditioning.
“I never felt like I was advancing and, the way the teachings worked, the blame was always put on us,” Jonson says.
“In a flash, everything came crashing down on me at once,” Jonson says.
All men—Spenser as well as Jonson—found him gentle and witty, gay and generous.The Man Shakespeare
And he may have had one in Jonson; at least he thought he had.Parodies of Ballad Criticism (1711-1787)
Moreover, the builders had "the wit," as Jonson tells us, "to cover it with tiles."Shakespearean Playhouses
Joseph Quincy Adams
Jonson figures personally in the ‘Poetaster’ under the name of Horace.A Life of William Shakespeare
This was not more than seventy-five or eighty years after Jonson's death.
- Ben. 1572–1637, English dramatist and poet, who developed the "comedy of humours", in which each character is used to satirize one particular humour or temperament. His plays include Volpone (1606), The Alchemist (1610), and Bartholomew Fair (1614), and he also wrote court masques
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