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Epicoene Or, the Silent Woman

by Ben Jonson

Part of the Regents Renaissance drama Series

Epicoene Or, the Silent Woman Synopsis

Ben Jonson (1572-1637), actor, playwright, satirist, and lyric poet, studied under William Camden at Westminster, worked as a bricklayer, served in the army, and was imprisoned twice - once for sedition and once for murder. Epicoene: or, The Silent Woman (1609) is considered one of his greatest comedies, upon which, along with Volpone (1607), The Alchemist (1610), and 'Bartholomew Fair (1614), his reputation rests. At his death, he was regarded as the leading man of letters in England, and was a major influence on the Cavalier poets, including Robert Herrick, Sir John Suckling, Thomas Carew, and Richard Lovelace. Lester A. Beaurline was professor of English at the University of Virginia. He was an editor of Studies in Bibliography , the works of John Suckling, and (with Fredson Bowers) the plays of Ben Jonson.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780803252660
Publication date: 1st January 1966
Author: Ben Jonson
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 159 pages
Categories: Plays, playscripts,

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