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Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

Benjamin Jonson was born 1571 as the posthumous son of a Protestant minister. His mother then moved him to Westminster, where she married a bricklayer. He attended a free parish school as a boy, and thanks to the sponsorship of the headmaster, was able to attend Westminster Grammar School. Unofortunately, Ben lost his scholarship and was forced to... See full bio »

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Sense and Sensibility
The Honey Pot
The Honey Pot Writer
The New World
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 2003 Volpone (TV Movie) (play)
 2000 Poetic Inspirations (Documentary) (poems)
 1996 Adventures from the Book of Virtues (TV Series) (poem "Truth" - 1 episode)
- Honesty (1996) ... (poem "Truth")
 1988 Il volpone (play)
 1983 A hallgatag hölgy (TV Movie)
 1978 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Volpone (1978) ... (play)
 1977 Volpone eli Kettu (TV Movie) (play "Volpone")
 1974 L'alchimiste (TV Movie)
 1974 Volpone (TV Movie)
 1973 Hora once (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El alquimista (1973)
 1971 De Alchemist (TV Movie)
 1970 Volpone (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Festival (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Volpone (1969) ... (writer)
  Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode, 1968) (play "Volpone" - 1 episode, 1967)
- El alquimista (1968)
- Volpone, el astuto (1967) ... (play "Volpone")
 1967 The Honey Pot (play "Volpone")
 1966 Volpone oder Der Fuchs (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Volpone (TV Movie) (play: "Volpone")
 1965 Volpone (TV Series) (play - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... (play)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (play)
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... (play)
 1965 Primera fila (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Volpone (1965) ... (play)
 1964 Camera Three (TV Series) (play "The Alchemist" - 1 episode)
- The Alchemist (1964) ... (play "The Alchemist")
 1964 Volpone (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 The Alchemist (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Volpone (1960) ... (play)
 1959 World Theatre (TV Mini-Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Volpone (1959) ... (play)
 1959 Der Alchimist (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Volpone (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Teledrama (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Volpone (1957) ... (play)
 1948 Volpone (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 Don Simón de Lira (play "Volpone")
 1943 The Desperadoes (poem "To Celia" - uncredited)
 1941 Volpone (play)
 1933 Tiburón (play "Volpone")
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Other Works:

(December 18 to January 13, 1962) His play, "Volpone," was adapted by Stefan Zweig at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washington D.C. Nina Vance was director. See more »

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The quotation on his gravestone is ambiguous. It reads "O Rare Ben Jonson", which can be taken literally, but it can also be taken to be the Latin phrase "Orare Ben Jonson (Pray for Ben Jonson)". See more »

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