Ben Jonson

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Noun1.Ben Jonson - English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)Ben Jonson - English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
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I've read Webster, I've read Ben Jonson, but I don't think myself clever--not exactly, at least.
1637: The first Poet Laureate, Ben Jonson, died in poverty.
BORN ALFRED Tennyson, Britsh poet, 1809 LUCILLE Ball, US actress, 1911 ANDY Warhol, US pop artist, 1928, above DIED BEN Jonson, English playwright, 1637 ROBIN Cook, UK politician, 2005, above RICK James, American musician, 2004
Instead of aligning himself with the "literary," as Ben Jonson had done, Shakespeare, according to Knapp, discovered an "empowering debasement" (52) in mass entertainment.
Though he has already been the subject of a number of good biographical and critical studies, important discoveries have been made in recent years, many of them by the contributors to the monumental Cambridge Ben Jonson edition.
Ben Jonson, who established a reputation of his own, appears as a young playwright, lacking confidence and the self-discipline needed for guaranteed success.
Clegg's former school produced writers, such as Ben Jonson, John Dryden and Robert Southey.
Florio was acquainted with many famous Elizabethans, including the poet Samuel Daniel (who married Florio's sister), Ben Jonson, and the Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno, who taught at Oxford in the mid-1580s.
It was also where rapier-wielding playwrights such as Ben Jonson and Christopher Marlowe sharpened their quills.
This essay focuses especially on Hazlitt's first two "Lectures on the Comic Writers," to consider his relation to comedy in general and to its early modern representations in the plays of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.
It would be satisfying if this distinguished face could be put to a man who was, as his contemporary Ben Jonson put it, not for an age but for all time.
Ben Jonson led Colgate (9-18, 5-8) with 18 points and six rebounds for Colgate, which fell to 9-18, 5-8 in the league.