Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2008

360 Pages | 2 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719078385

Bookseller Code (01)


Epicene, or The Silent Woman

by Ben Jonson

Richard Dutton

Published by Manchester University Press

Revels Plays MUP

  • Authoritative new edition of Epicene which locates the play precisely in the world of Jacobean wit, commerce and sexual ambiguity - now in paperback!
  • Analyses the play as written and performed at the Whitefriars Theatre by the Children of the Queen's Revels
  • Discusses its place in the context of Jonson's life and career, particularly as the principal writer of entertainments in the court
  • Jonson's relationships at the time with ambitious wits such as John Donne, Sir Edward Herbert and the actor Nathan Field are examined as models for the principal characters
  • Examines the play historically and particularly in light of the religious tensions of the era