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Shakespearean Insights: Shakespeare's Contemporary, Ben Jonson

 A portrait of Benjamin Jonson by Abraham van Blyenberch, oil on canvas, circa 1617.
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A portrait of Benjamin Jonson by Abraham van Blyenberch, oil on canvas, circa 1617.

Jason King Jones talks about the praise William Shakespeare received from one of his fellow playwrights who was also producing work in the 1590s and early 1600s — Ben Jonson.

Learn more about Shakespeare, his performances and more on Shakespearean Insights, produced in partnership with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

Jason King Jones is the host of Shakespearean Insights on WDIY. He is the Artistic Director of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.