Benjamin, also known as Ben Jonson
Ben Jonson was a dramatist, a lyric poet and a literary critic. He is often considered as the second most important artist of the Elizabethan period after William Shakespeare.
His comedy "Everyman in his humour" was performed by the Lord Chamberlain's Men and William Shakespeare played in it. The play was a success in 1598. Later on, "Volpone" (1605-1606) and "The Alchemist" (1610) were also very successful.
Poète et auteur dramatique anglais (Westminster 1572 ?-Londres 1637). "Chacun dans son caractère" (1598) est joué par la troupe de Shakespeare, dont Ben Jonson deviendra l'ami. Ses comédies de caractère, telle"Volpone" (1606), considérées comme les plus remarquables de la Renaissance anglaise, lui apportent la célébrité.