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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264249

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.001.0001

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Shakespeare, Jonson, and the Invention of the Author

Shakespeare, Jonson, and the Invention of the Author

Shakespeare Lecture

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(p.318) (p.319) Shakespeare, Jonson, and the Invention of the Author
Source:
Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 151, 2006 Lectures
Author(s):

Ian Donaldson

Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264249.003.0011

This lecture discusses William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, who were the two supreme writers of early modern England. It reveals that these two writers were intricately and curiously interwoven. The lecture describes their styles of writerly self-presentation and their professional pathways. Shakespeare and Jonson also served as each others' creative stimulant, example, and irritant.

Keywords:   William Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, styles of self-presentation, professional pathways, early modern England

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