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The Resource Epicene, or, The silent woman, Ben Johson ; edited by Richard Dutton

Epicene, or, The silent woman, Ben Johson ; edited by Richard Dutton

Label
Epicene, or, The silent woman
Title
Epicene, or, The silent woman
Statement of responsibility
Ben Johson ; edited by Richard Dutton
Title variation
  • Epicene
  • Silent woman
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Epicene is now one of the most widely studied of Johnson's plays. Brilliantly exploiting the Jacobean convention whereby boys played female roles, it satirises the newly fashionable, and sexually ambiguous world of the West End of London, where courtly wit rubs shoulders with commercial values." "This authoritative new edition is based on a thorough re-examination of the earliest texts. The introduction analyses the play as originally written for the newly formed Children of the Queen's Revels, and performed at the little-known Whitefriars Theatre. Dutton discusses the composition of the play, which took place during a critical period in Jonson's life and career, where he was established as the principal writer of entertainments at the court. His relationships at the time with ambitious with such as John Donne, Sir Edward Herbert and the actor Nathan Field are examined as models for the principal characters."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1573?-1637
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jonson, Ben
Dewey number
822/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2612.A2
LC item number
D88 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dutton, Richard
Series statement
The Revels plays
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Uncles
  • Nephews
  • Married women
  • Inheritance and succession
Label
Epicene, or, The silent woman, Ben Johson ; edited by Richard Dutton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dating -- The Children of the Whitefriars/Of Her Majesty's Revels -- The 'moment' of Epicene, 1609 -- Pseudo-martyrdom -- Literary sources -- The text -- The Whitefriars theatre and the original staging -- Farce and wit -- Reception -- Gender -- Epicene, or the Silent Woman -- App. B. The Entertainment at Britain's Burse / James Knowles -- App. C. Jonson's classical sources -- App. D. 1616 folio collation: arranged by formes
Control code
51879638
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780719055430
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2003045928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Epicene, or, The silent woman, Ben Johson ; edited by Richard Dutton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-309) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dating -- The Children of the Whitefriars/Of Her Majesty's Revels -- The 'moment' of Epicene, 1609 -- Pseudo-martyrdom -- Literary sources -- The text -- The Whitefriars theatre and the original staging -- Farce and wit -- Reception -- Gender -- Epicene, or the Silent Woman -- App. B. The Entertainment at Britain's Burse / James Knowles -- App. C. Jonson's classical sources -- App. D. 1616 folio collation: arranged by formes
Control code
51879638
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780719055430
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2003045928
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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