Masques, Epigrams and Underwoods: The Works of Ben Jonson Part Eight
1816. Part Eight of Nine. Dramatist, poet, scholar and writer of court masques, Ben Jonson was the leading literary figure during the reign of King James I. Jonson was known as an avid scholar of Latin and Greek, and his mastery of the classics, the high-spirited buoyancy of his plays and the brilliance of his language have earned him a reputation as one of the great playwrights in English literature. Jonson was appointed court poet in 1605, and became a writer of court masques-elaborate spectacles that involved music, dancing, and pageantry. The book of Epigrams contains, in the poets own words, the ripest of his studies. Underwoods is part of Jonson's nondramatic poetry. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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