Ben Jonson was a prolific and well-respected playwright and friend of William Shakespeare, who certainly acted in many of his plays.
Jonson’s complete works were published in 1616 – an unusual achievement for a playwright at this time.
In Shakespeare’s First Folio (1623) Jonson provided a eulogy that included the now oft-quoted line ‘he was not of an age but for all time!’.
Click here to listen to Jonson’s story from the Shakespeare Circle website. You can purchase a copy of The Shakespeare Circle from the SBT Bookshop.
Watch the very catchy Ben Jonson rap