To Celia

Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637)

LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of To Celia by Ben Jonson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 6th, 2011.

Benjamin Jonson was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets.

To Celia is a poem first published after March 1616 by Ben Jonson. It was set to music after 1770, in the form of the song Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, the poem's first line.(summary by Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Poetry, Elegies & Odes, Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 To Celia - Read by ALG Amy Gramour
Play 02 To Celia - Read by BRB Bree Bossier
Play 03 To Celia - Read by CD CalmDragon
Play 04 To Celia - Read by DL David Lawrence
Play 05 To Celia - Read by DRB David Barnes
Play 06 To Celia - Read by GHS Algy Pug
Play 07 To Celia - Read by JCM Jason Mills
Play 08 To Celia - Read by JOC JimOCR
Play 09 To Celia - Read by LLW Leonard Wilson
Play 10 To Celia - Read by LS Liberty Stump
Play 11 To Celia - Read by RN ravenotation
Play 12 To Celia - Read by WT Winston Tharp