Definition of Jonson, Ben in English:

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Jonson, Ben

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɒns(ə)n/
(1572–1637), English playwright and poet; full name Benjamin Jonson. With his play Every Man in his Humour (1598) he established his ‘comedy of humours’, whereby each character is dominated by a particular obsession. He became the first Poet Laureate in the modern sense. Other notable works: Volpone (1606) and Bartholomew Fair (1614).
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