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Theatre Through One Man -- Ben Jonson

Summary: A biography of English author and playwright Ben Jonson (1572-1637), including a description of his works. Well known for his "outgoing" nature and controversial yet popular writings, Jonson influenced Elizabethan theater as much as it influenced him.
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Ben Jonson was born around June 11, 1572 near London. He was the son of a Protestant clergyman that was persecuted for being Protestant during the Catholic Tudor reign. Ben's father was imprisoned and died a month before his son was born. His mother was left without money and she married a bricklayer for support. When Ben started school at Westminister, William Camden noticed the young boy's brilliance and Camden became his official tutor. Jonson never received an education from a university but "he became one of the most learned men of the Elizabethan times and eventually received honorary degrees from [two] universities" (imagi-nations.com). His life being unfulfilled as a bricklayer, he joined the army in Flanders in the Netherlands. In memory of his father, he fought for the Protestant liberties against Catholicism and Spanish rule. In 1592, he went back...

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