Also mentioned in this paragraph are the following:
Henrik Ibsen was a nineteenth century playwright and poet from Norway, a founder of Modernism in theatre.
Ben Jonson was a Renaissance writer from England. A contemporary of Shakespeare, he is best known for plays such as Volpone and The Alchemist.
The quote from Ben Jonson is from his Ode to Aurora:
I was not wearier where I lay
By frozen Tithon’s side tonight,
Than I am willing now to stay
And be a part of your delight.
But I am urgéd by the day,
Against my will, to bid you come away.