Epicoene, or, The Silent Woman Ben Jonson

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Epicoene, or, The Silent Woman  by  Ben Jonson

Epicoene, or, The Silent Woman by Ben Jonson
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Ben Jonsons career began in 1597 when he held a fixed engagement in the Admirals Men, and although he was unsuccessful as an actor, his literary talent was apparent and he began writing original plays for the troupe. Jonsons works areMoreBen Jonsons career began in 1597 when he held a fixed engagement in the Admirals Men, and although he was unsuccessful as an actor, his literary talent was apparent and he began writing original plays for the troupe.

Jonsons works are particularly recognizable because of his consistencies in style, intricacy of plot, characterization and setting. He focused on creating works that implemented elements of the realistic as well as the absurd. His reputation diminished somewhat in the Romantic era, when he began to be unfairly compared to Shakespeare- however, after the Restoration, many of his plays, including Epicoene, was revived and well appreciated.

The story takes place in London, where a wealthy old man named Morose has made plans to disinherit his nephew by marrying. The dejected young man forms a revenge plot on his uncle, secretly arranging a calamitous marriage, complete with all the comedic elements expected of Jonsons work.



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