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Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

Jonson, Ben. A celebrated English dramatist; born in London in 1572; died there, Aug. 6, 1637. He was about twenty-three when he tried dramatic authorship, and seems to have been only moderately successful until ‘Every Man in his Humour’ (1598) was written, followed by ‘Every Man Out of his Humour,’ both comedies; his other comedies are: ‘Epicœne, or the Silent Woman’ (1609); ‘The Alchemist’ (1610); ‘Bartholomew Fair’ (1614); ‘The Devil is an Ass’ (1616). His tragedies are: ‘Sejanus’ (1603); ‘Catiline’ (1611). ‘Cynthia’s Revels’ (1600), ‘The Poetaster’ (1601), ‘The Sad Shepherd,’ are satirical and pastoral. Non-dramatic verse and prose appears in ‘The Forest,’ ‘Underwoods,’ and ‘Discoveries.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).