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A Reader's Diary, 27 August 2014

A footnote in one book led me to buy another, an obscure seventeenth century publication known as The Overburian Characters. Most of us know Elizabethan and Jacobean literature for its poetry and plays, not for its prose. 885 more words


Wise Words : Ben Jonson

To speak and to speak well, are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.

Ben Jonson

Wise Words

My Signature Summer Look {Tag!}

Nath at Beautycalypse  is hosting a  Signature Summer Look Tag for green beauty bloggers because, as she says,  “why should make-up brands have ALL THE FUN” 488 more words


'Alchemist' opens at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ

“The Alchemist,” considered Ben Jonson’s best work, began performances last night here in New Jersey. It’s a “rowdy, bawdy, lunatic comedy about con men in 1610 (that) shows how little has changed about greed or gullibility in the affairs of mankind,” according to the  140 more words

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Parnassian Moments 6 August: Ben Jonson

Poet: Ben Jonson

Dates: 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637

Nationality: English

Title of Poem: A Sonnet to the Noble Lady, the Lady Mary Wroth… 154 more words

Today's Memories

The Hackney Volpone: review for Everything Theatre

I reviewed The Hackney Volpone for Everything Theatre:

Volpone, the sly fox, has spent years weaving a web of deception around himself. All Venice believes he is infirm and likely to die soon without an heir.

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Rejecting Rejection

This post may be six months too late. On the other hand, as I say on my author page on Facebook, inspiration can only be followed, not forced. 1,075 more words

Pioneer Boulevard