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David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s VOLPONE: A Retelling — Act 1, Scene 2

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Mosca arrived with Nano the dwarf, Castrone the eunuch, and Androgyno the hermaphrodite. The three had been summoned to entertain Volpone. Nano was holding a paper. 3,312 more words

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David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s VOLPONE: A Retelling — Act 1, Scene 1

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Volpone and Mosca were talking one morning in a room in Volpone’s house in Venice.

Volpone said, “Good morning to the day; and next, good morning to my gold. 1,579 more words

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David Bruce: Ben Jonson's VOLPONE: A Retelling — Cast, Argument, and Prologue

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The Main Man and His Main Servant

VOLPONE, a Magnifico. Volpone is Italian for “fox.” Volpone is crafty, sly, and lacks morals. 1,204 more words

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An Analysis of 'On My First Sonne' By Ben Jonson

This blog post will analyse the poem ‘On My First Sonne’ by Ben Jonson which is written below:

On My First Sonne
Farewell, thou child of my right hand, and joy;
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Short story: The Witch in the Story by Fanni Suto, listened to on the 600 Second Saga podcast, from November 2017. Recommended.

Poem: Song to Celia by Ben Jonson, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast. 27 more words

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Ben Jonson's Foot Voyage

It was the summer of 1618, and the poet and, yes, dramatist, Ben Jonson, was at the height of his fame and powers.
I emphasise dramatist, because shortly before this date Ben Jonson had published his Works, in which he included his dramatic works. 1,175 more words

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Mommy Dearest vs. Writers Block (Like Godzilla vs. King Kong!)

Just finished John McPhee’s newest collection of essays, Draft No. 4, and though it’s not a writing advice book per se, it does contain its fair share of writerly wisdom, many of interest to poets. 1,000 more words

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