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

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 Johnson. 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, for a bet, it is thought.   In a duel cont


English playwright, poet, and actor Ben Jonson (1572-1637) by George Vertue (1684-1786) after Gerard van Honthorst (1590-1656)