Ben Jonson, 1572-1637, Elizabethan England. Key works: Every Man in His Humour (1598); Sejanus His Fall (1603); Eastward Ho (1605, with John Marston & George Chapman); Volpone (1605-06); Epicoene, or The Silent Woman (1609); The Alchemist (1610); Bartholomew Fair (1614); The Devil is an Ass (1616).
Don't let that image scare you off. Dr. Alexander Leggatt used a character from playwright Ben Jonson's "Bartholomew Fair," for his own work: "Introduction to English Renaissance Comedy." We are pleased to welcome Leggatt as a member of our faculty and though he may be critical of our other professors, he holds expertise in analysis. Dr. Leggatt will not only help you discover connections between literature and contemporary relevance, but lead you to draw your own societal critiques as well.
Ben Jonson the English dramatist and poets masque , The Masque of Queens . Costume design by the English architect and stage designer , Inigo Jones . Queen Tomyris of the Massagetai . Ben Jonson: 11 June 1572 6 August 1637 . Inigo Jones: 15 July 1573 21 June 1652 . stock photo