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Shakespeare great writer or a useless one? Is this the proof!

NOTE: Ben Jonson wrote of Shakespeare

‘I remember, the Players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare, that in his writing, (whatsoever he penn’d) hee never blotted out line. 51 more words

Ben Jonson’s Walk to Scotland: Book Review

The latest issue of Literature & History (2015; 24.2), which is currently open access, contains a book review by Johann Gregory (Cardiff University) of Ben Jonson’s Walk to Scotland: An Annotated Edition of the ‘Foot Voyage’ … 7 more words


Ben Jonson's Foot Voyage Reviewed by @DrJ_Gregory

The latest issue of Literature & History (2015; 24.2) contains my review of Ben Jonson’s Walk to Scotland: An Annotated Edition of the ‘Foot Voyage’ … 55 more words


Economic Appetite and Morality in 'Volpone' by Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson’s Volpone (Italian for “sly fox”) is a satirical play, first performed in the early 1600s. Drawing on the traditions of the beast fable, the city comedy, and the morality play, Jonson’s comedy speaks to contemporary concerns over greed, avarice, and lust. 1,395 more words


Posing a Literary Invitation

Pray thee, take care, that tak’st my book in hand,
To read it well: that is, to understand.
-Ben Jonson, Epigram I

Go, and take the little book which is open in the hand. 532 more words

Book Lovers

Invisible Tweets? Ben Jonson and Social Networking

By Kelly Stage

In 1605, Ben Jonson and George Chapman found themselves in prison because parts of their play Eastward Ho (written also with James Marston) had offended King James’s Scottish favourite, Sir James Murray. 559 more words


Ben Jonson's Erotic Temporalities

By Amanda Henrichs

I’ve always imagined Ben Jonson as the quintessential cranky old man, constantly complaining about the current state of things and longing for a return to the good old days, when everyone was virtuous and poetry was good and these darn kids didn’t ruin it all with their loud music and confusing taste in clothing. 389 more words