Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Just Words

Monday June 21 brings us a cracking new play by Richard Woulfe. I can say this with some authority because I have actually read it.

"Why did Ben Jonson and Robert Cecil meet so often?  Jonson, the satirical playwright, and Cecil, the King’s Secretary of State?

1606 saw first performances of Volpone, Jonson’s great comedy. But he still did not achieve financial independence.  He continued to write masques at court, often commissioned by Cecil.  In an age when writers needed a patron, Jonson was fighting for a greater degree of artistic autonomy".

7.30 at the North London Tavern.

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