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Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd, George Peele, Robert Greene, Michael Drayton, Thomas Nashe, Ben Jonson, and many more are considered to be a part of Shakespeare's original group of contemporaries. From them and other earlier playwrights, Shakespeare often drew inspiration. #collaboration #playwrights


Ben Jonson Aka Benjamin Jonson 1572-1637 English Jacobean Dramatist Lyric Poet And Literary Critic From Old Englands Worthies By Lord Brougham And Others Published London Circa 1880s Canvas Art - Ken

Ben Jonson (June 11, 1572 - August 6, 1637) British stagewriter, poet and actor (and he was Poet Laureate from 1619 to 1637).


William Shakespeare

This is a picture of the famous writer, William Shakespeare. During the English Renaissance, Shakespeare wrote all four types of plays that were apart of the Renaissance. They were Comedy, Tragedy, Pastoral, and Historical. He is the author of the play Titus Andronicus. The play was written in 1589. Titus was a revenge tragedy, and this play was William Shakespeare's first tragedy.


September 22, 1598: Ben Jonson indicted for manslaughter. The British playwright had killed actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel, which Spenser had initiated. Since Jonson was able to read, he escaped capital punishment by benefit of clergy, and received only a brand on his thumb and forfeiture of property. Spenser was known as a querulous man, and not even Jonson's enemies blamed him for the death. Spenser was generally thought to have deserved it.


Ben Jonson. Playwright and poet. Born in Westminster, possibly, and a committed Londoner, though also of proud Scottish descent. Imprisoned three times, once for his first play which was deemed to be 'lewd, seditious and sklandrous'. His first hit was at The Curtain Theatre with Shakespeare in the cast. Best known for his satirical plays, such as 'Volpone' and 'The Alchemist'. In 1618 he walked from London to Scotland in 10 weeks,con....


Ben Jonson, 1572-1637, Elizabethan England. Key works: Every Man in His Humour (1598); Sejanus His Fall (1603); Eastward Ho (1605, with John Marston & George Chapman); Volpone (1605-06); Epicoene, or The Silent Woman (1609); The Alchemist (1610); Bartholomew Fair (1614); The Devil is an Ass (1616).


Ben Jonson (1572-1637), English poet and playwright, regarded as the second most important dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I~ PERFECT BEAUTY It was a beauty that I saw, So pure, so perfect, as the frame Of all the universe was lame, To that one figure, could I draw, Or give least line of it a law! A skein of silk without a knot, A fair march made without a halt, A curious form without a fault, A printed book without a blot, All beauty, and without a spot!