Ben Jonson begins Twitter travel journal, rather late

Jacobean playwright and poet Ben Jonson is the latest author to be brought back to life and onto Twitter.

The day-to-day happenings on a public progress made by Jonson from London to Scotland in July 1618 will be brought to modern readers on @BenJonsonsWalk and through Facebook from Monday, timed to mirror the very day that Jonson set off on his walk four centuries ago.

The original walk was a 17th-century version of a modern literary tour – a way for Jonson to meet his public and to cement the success of his recently published The Works, a collection of all the plays he’d written to date.

via Ben Jonson begins Twitter travel journal, rather late | Books |


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