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Ben Jonson (jun 11, 1572 – aug 6, 1637)

Description:

successful playwright
1. wrote many masques which Inigo Jones provided designs for
2. dramatic directness, emotional restraint, plainness in style, influenced by Bacon?
3. anticipates the neo-classicism which was to become prominent during the later part of the century
4. slight intermediary between the classics (ex. Horace) and neo-classics

Works: "Every Man in His Humour" (1598, a comedy which satirizes "humour" characters), "Volpone" (1605, comedy), "The Alchemist" (1610, comedy) (both "present an extremely mordant view of humanity"), and "Sejanus" (tragedy)

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Anthology of English Verse
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Date:

jun 11, 1572
aug 6, 1637
~ 65 years

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