Ben Jonson: A Study in Excellence
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This paper explores the life and works of 17th century playwright and actor, Ben Jonson. The paper details his productions, his talents and intellectual ability, his public dislike of William Shakespeare and his admiration of Bacon. The paper includes an annotated bibliography.
From the Paper:"Jonson, who lived from 1573-1637, was well known as one of the dramatists from the Jacobean era. Not only did he write a number of plays but he also wrote an entire series of masques that were stylized for the Court. It was a time where doing anything for the royal family or court was an incredible honor and one that few were asked to fulfill (Ben Jonson as a Producer http://www.levity.com/alchemy/jn-alch0.html).
"Jonson did not get pigeonholed in one genre as so many playwrights today do. He was well known for both his comedies and his tragedies. One of the things he was most well known for was his ability to see the humor in his fellow humans and their actions. He was adept at seeing something occur and realizing how it might have turned into a hilarious series of events and he was not opposed to embellishing upon the action and turning it into a scene for one of his productions (Ben Jonson as a Producer http://www.levity.com/alchemy/jn-alch0.html)."
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