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Benjamin Jonson (1572-1637)

Welcome to the Benjamin Jonson site!

This site contains information on Jonson's life and is home to two of his plays: Volpone and Bartholomew Fair. As with every dramatist on the Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama website, the Jonson site is organised into individual subpages as follows: Life of Jonson, respective play(s), and Bibliography. The material available on each of the plays ranges from text to stage history, with a focus on twentieth century British stage productions, from Jonson criticism to production reviews, from play related activities to picture galleries, from survey of film productions to electronic editions of the plays.

To find out more about how to read a fragment of volpone performatively visit the key fragment - V.12. If you are interested in Jonson criticism - old and new - visit the Bibliography. For an up-to-date british performance history of the two jonson plays hosted on this site visit volpone and bartholomew fair.