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 (jŏn′sən), Benjamin Known as "Ben." 1572-1637.
English dramatist and poet. His plays include Volpone (1606) and Epicene (1609).
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(Biography) 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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(ˈdʒɒn sən)

Ben, 1573?–1637, English playwright and poet: poet laureate 1619–37.
Jon•so′ni•an (-ˈsoʊ ni ən) adj.
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As we must perceive, that after the nicest strokes of a Shakespear or a Jonson, of a Wycherly or an Otway, some touches of nature will escape the reader, which the judicious action of a Garrick, of a Cibber, or a Clive,[*] can convey to him; so, on the real stage, the character shows himself in a stronger and bolder light than he can be described.
I've read Webster, I've read Ben Jonson, but I don't think myself clever--not exactly, at least."
STRIKER Jonson Clarke-Harris was on Mansfield's radar before his loan move to the Ricoh, according to Stags boss Steve Evans.
The fifth act of Ben Jonson's Sejanus, a Jacobean tragedy set in decadent imperial Rome, contains a striking moment of intersection between antiquarianism and performance, as the play's scheming, eponymous favourite agrees to propitiate a statue of the goddess Fortuna, grudgingly seeking divine advice about his political fortunes.
Volpone by Ben Jonson was written in the Jacobean age.
Jonathan Grey and Travis Jonson made key plays down the stretch to propel the Blazers to victory after their season began with lopsided defeats to the Letran Knights and University of Perpetual Help Altas.
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.
To date, the bond market hasn't really been studied from a behavioral perspective, said Zach Jonson, director of fund management at ICON Advisers, because the majority of investors have tended to be larger, buy-and-hold type players who don't really exhibit the same behavioral tendencies as equity investors.
COMEBACK kid Andrew Buchanan faces a Tyne-Wear derby when he takes on Sunderland's five-fight undefeated prospect Jonson McClumpha on the Stadium of Light bill next month.
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