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.
There are 203 days left in the year 1572 - Ben Jonson England, playwright/poet (Volpone, Alchemist) 1776 - John Constable England, landscape painter (Hay Wain) 1823 - James L Kemper Maj Gen, hero at Battle of Williamsberg 1847 - Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett leader of English women's movement 1864 - Richard Strauss Mnchen Germany, composer (Till Eulenspiegel) 1900 - Lawrence E Spivak Bkln NY, news panelist (Meet the Press) 1903 - Ernie Nevers NFL fullback (Duluth Eskimos, Chicago Cardinals) 1910 - Jacques-Yves Cousteau France, oceanic explorer aboard Calypso 1911 - Russ Hodges Dayton Tn, sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights) .
Volpone by Ben Jonson was written in the Jacobean age.
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
WHEN BEN JONSON'S PLAY The New Inn premiered at Blackfriars in 1629, it was an immediate failure, and its anticipated court performance never took place.
Byrne's subject is dramatic tragedy, particularly Ben Jonson's rejoinder in Sejanus to his peers' meta-theatrical efforts at reform within the tragic genre.
Ben Jonson's life was longer than Shakespeare's, more interesting, and much better documented.
Ben Jonson: A Life by Ian Donaldson Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press 533 pp., $39.95
Meanwhile Friday sees the opening of the new Playhouse season with a production of Ben Jonson's scabrously funny The Alchemist.
Ben Jonson, Volpone and the Gunpowder Plot, by Richard Dutton.