Portrait of Ben Jonson

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Fulwood’s portrait of Ben Jonson 




  • Ben Jonson was a prolific and well-respected playwright and friend of William Shakespeare, who certainly acted in many of his plays.

Jonson Folio Catalogue
Catalogue from Jonson’s Complete Works (1616)
  • 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. 

The Shakespeare Circle 






Watch the very catchy Ben Jonson rap




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