Ben Jonson, Shakespeare's fatter, less popular contemporary.

Ben Jonson by Ian Donaldson (Oxford University Press) shortlisted for the 2013 Douglas Stewart Prize.

One of my favorite love songs comes to us from the poet Ben Jonson. According to Poets.org, “The poet, essayist, and playwright Ben Jonson was born on June 11, 1572 in London, England. In 15…

One of my favorite love songs comes to us from the poet Ben Jonson. According to Poets.org, “The poet, essayist, and playwright Ben Jonson was born on June 11, 1572 in London, England. In 15…

Ben Jonson, 1572-1637.

Benjamin "Ben" Jonson 1572 – 1637 English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare.

11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637: Ben Jonson:  “Language most shows a man; speak that I may see thee”

11 June 1572 – 6 August Ben Jonson: “Language most shows a man; speak that I may see thee”

Ben Jonson writes about Puppets and Barhtolomew Faire: Broadside for Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fayre

Ben Jonson writes about Puppets and Barhtolomew Faire

"Though I am Young and Cannot Tell..." Poem by Ben Jonson

A Celebration of Charis: I. His Excuse for Loving -- Ben Jonson

"The Chances" by John Fletcher was first published in 1617. It is a Jacobean era…

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

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

Ben Jonson. English Playwright. Drama Critics attacked Ben Jonson personally. One derided the former bricklayer as a "brown-bread mouth stinker," brown bread being a lower-class staple.

"A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. Jacobean poet and playwright contemporary of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare and Co: Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher and the Other Players in His Story

The Lodger Shakespeare: His Life on Silver Street

Shakespeare & Co.: Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Dekker, Ben Jonson, Thomas Middleton, John Fletcher and the Other Players in His Story

Two-bedroom M3E apartment in Chamberlin, Powell  Bon-designed Ben Jonson House on the Grade II-listed Barbican Estate, London EC2

On the market: Two-bedroom apartment in Chamberlin, Powell & Bon-designed Ben Jonson House on the Grade II-listed Barbican Estate, London - WowHaus

Vintage John Thomson photograph Old Houndsditch Rag Fair (original posting Spitalfields Life, a fascinating blog) In 1503, when Houndsditch was first paved over, it was already the haunt of brokers and sellers of old apparel. Ben Jonson refers to it in “Every Man in His Humour,” first performed at the Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch in 1598 - Wellbred: Where got’s thou this coat? Brainworm: Of a Houndsditch man, Sir, one of the devil’s near kinsman, a broker. (courtesy, ...

"Street Life in London" by John Thomson An Old Clothes Shop, St Giles - “As a rule, secondhand clothes shops are far from distinguished in their cleanliness, and are often the fruitful medium for the propagation of fever, smallpox &c.

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