Sejanus : His Fall

Sejanus : His Fall


Ben  Jonson Ben Jonson

Summary

Sejanus His Fall, a tragedy by Ben Jonson, chronicles the rise and fall of Lucius Aelius Sejanus, the favorite of Roman emperor Tiberius. The play begins with virtuous senators lamenting the corruption of Tiberius and Sejanus, who they believe is a nobody. Sejanus schemes to take revenge on Drusus, a Roman politician and military commander, and...More
Drama Historical

Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – c. 16 August 1637) was an English playwright and poet. Jonson's artistry exerted a lasting influence upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours; he is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c. 1606), The Alchemist (1610) and Bartholomew Fair (1614) and for his lyric and epigrammatic poetry. "He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I." Jonson was a classically educated, well-read and cultured man of the English Renaissance with an appetite for controversy (personal and political, artistic and intellectual) whose cultural influence was of...More

Publish Date : 20 Mar 2023

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