EVERY MAN OUT OF HIS HUMOUR

EVERY MAN OUT OF HIS HUMOUR


Ben  Jonson Ben Jonson

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Every Man Out of His Humour is a comedic play written by Ben Jonson that explores the quirks and foibles of Elizabethan society. With a cast of eccentric characters, including Old Knowell, Master Stephen, and the buffoonish Master Matthew, the play delves into the medieval concept of "humours," or personality types, as each character overcomes...More
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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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