EPICOENE or THE SILENT WOMAN

EPICOENE or THE SILENT WOMAN


Ben  Jonson Ben Jonson

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Epicœne, alternatively called Epicene, is a comedic play authored by Ben Jonson, a playwright from the Renaissance era. The story revolves around Dauphine, who devises a scheme to obtain his inheritance from his uncle Morose. The scheme involves tricking Morose into marrying a boy disguised as a woman, named Epicoene.
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Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – c. 16 August 1637) was an English playwright and poet. Jonson's artistry exerted a lasting influence upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours; he is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c. 1606), The Alchemist (1610) and Bartholomew Fair (1614) and for his lyric and epigrammatic poetry. "He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I." Jonson was a classically educated, well-read and cultured man of the English Renaissance with an appetite for controversy (personal and political, artistic and intellectual) whose cultural influence was of...More

Publish Date : 20 Mar 2023

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