Independently Published, 31. 3. 2020 - Počet stran: 267
Differentiated book* It has a historical context with research of the time-Benjamin Jonson (Westminster, c. June 11, 1572-London, August 6, 1637) was an English Renaissance playwright, poet, and actor. His best known works are Volpone in addition to his lyrical poems. Johnson read a lot and had an apparently insatiable appetite for controversy. It had such an influence on the playwrights and poets of the Jacobina and Carolina times that there is no possible parallel. Although he was born in Westminster, London, Johnson claimed that his family came from the Scottish border, which seems to be supported by the fact that his coat of arms contains three spindles or diamonds, something he shares with that of another family on the border, the Johnstones of Annandale. His father died a month before Ben was born, and his mother remarried two years later with a Master Mason.Jonson went to St. Martin's Lane School, and was later sent to Westminster School, where one of his teachers was William Camden. Johnson would continue to deal with Camden, whose culture evidently influenced his style until the death of the second in 1623. At the end it was believed that Johnson would attend Cambridge University, but he himself would say that he did not go to university.
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This was my first Ben Jonson play. Admittingly, I did not think I was going to enjoy it. I am typically not the comedic type-- or so I thought. Yet, Jonson charms with his blank verse and the play ... Přečíst celou recenzi
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Riotous farce about money and greed. Ben Jonson is no Shakespeare, but he has quite a talent. Přečíst celou recenzi