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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One of the most learned of the group was George Chapman, whose verse has a Jonsonian solidity not unaccompanied with Jonsonian ponderousness.
a new emulator, one that follows a politically-based and moderate path of emulation, an argument for both greater moderation (and Jonsonian values) in the theater and for the validity of emulative practices in a political sphere, even one that is already laden with emulous factions--if the emulation is in terms of properly chosen models and does not devolve through unfettered ambition to simple rivalry or indecorous actions.
Ovid's otherness is established in the book's first chapter, which deals with imitation and neologism in Jonsonian poetics.
This juxtaposition of black and white masks functions as a clear and playful reminder of the Jonsonian imagery in The Masque of Blackness: the blackness is to be cleansed in the court of James I.
In short, Lewis is writing a type of spoken verse, based on wit (in the word's larger meaning); the poem is thus an epigram, not a lyric, in a rather Martialian or Jonsonian sense.
The poles of this essay are Shakespearean romance and Jonsonian satire, their vexed interaction leading to the insight that "Hazlitt's grasp of comedy reaches out from romantic perceptions to grasp satirical truths.
Much Ado rejects the Jonsonian equation of forensic power with masculinity in Every Man In His Humour for a far more equivocal, morally inflected view.
Contrasting Shakespearean and Jonsonian practical jokers and victims, as well as the roles of Shakespearean comic actors Will Kemp (for example, Bottom and Falstaff) and Robert Armin ("artificial fools" like Feste), likewise proves illuminating.
These included the following Jonsonian and Shakespearian subjects, not of performance but based only on the text (when Zoffany, or 'Zaffanij' as he appears in these catalogues, paints a theatre scene the actor is named): 1760 A scene in Macbeth, Act IV, scene 1; 1761 Captain Bobadil cudgel'd, Every Man in his Humour Act 4 Sc 7; 1762 Olivia and Malvolio, in Twelfth Night Act 3 Sc 4 and Catherine and Petruchio, in The Taming of the Shrew Act 3 Sc 3; 1765 The downfall of Shakespeare, represented on a modern stage; 1770 Sc III Act 1 in Macbeth; 1772 Macbeth Act 4 Sc 2; 1774 A scene in Macbeth.
Lockwood suggests that Coleridge saw his and others' poems as the equivalent of a paper currency, as the promissory notes that might substitute for, or replace entirely, Jonsonian and other literary bullion.
From a Jonsonian perspective, much the most important even in these years was the publication in 1816 of William Gifford's complete edition, which Lockwood rightly identifies as a key moment in the poet's afterlife and in contemporary scholarship.
Moreover, in my argumentation, I am using Jonson's other masque--The Masque ofBeauty--asa counterpoint to my main object of study, which is The Masque of Blackness, because that later piece seems to represent the "normal" condition of female Jonsonian masquers, that is, non-blackness and beauty.