Ben Jonson and Shakespeare

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Ian Donaldson’s marvellously fresh and up to date biography of Ben Jonson sets a new standard for all future Jonson studies. He came to speak about the relationship between Jonson and Shakespeare at The Shakespeare Centre on Wednesday at our first Literary Lunchtime Talk of the year. The event was sponsored by Oxford University Press.

Ian Donaldson is general editor (with David Bevington and Martin Butler) of the forthcoming Cambridge edition of the Works of Ben Jonson and is in the U.K. for a couple months from the University of Melbourne, where he is now an Honorary Professorial Fellow. I interviewed after his talk, so please click below to hear what he has to say.

The are some signed copies of Ben Jonson: A Life available from the Shakespeare Bookshop. Simply e-mail bookshop@shakespeare.org.uk

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Author:Paul Edmondson

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