Epicoene


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Ep´i`coene


a.1.Epicene.
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500-5); (18) in Epicoene (1609) first Morose, with his aversion to noise, twice reacts to the sound of drum and trumpets with 'O, o, o', and later LaFoole reacts to the tweaking of his nose with 'Oh, o-o-o-o-o-Oh' (3.
Everyman in his Humor (1598) 30 ohs/119 Os Everyman Out of his Humor (1600) 12 ohs/231 Os Poetaster (1602) 22 ohs/229 Os Sejanus (1603) No ohs/60 Os Volpone (1605-6) 12 ofts/87 Os Epicoene (1609) No ohs/l 17 Os Catiline (1611) No ohs/99 Os The Alchemist (1612) No o/is/199 Os Bartholomew Faire (1614) No ohs/l 16 Os
The next two chapters deal with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in terms of hypallage or, in Puttenham's irresistible locution, "The Changeling," and Ben Jonson's Epicoene in terms of enallage, or (again, Puttenham) "The Figure of Exchange.
52) This feature of the dedicatory verses represents a stark contrast with those in Jonson's folio, whose verses contain explicit references to Sejanus, Volpone, and Epicoene, the first and last of which are invoked by name in the very titles of verses by Holland and Francis Beaumont.
Epicoene, or The Silent Woman, Ben Jonson; dir: Michael Sexton.
For Moulton, this erotic subgenre in England moved from later sixteenth-century "disorderly effeminacy" to "masterful masculinity" (211) in the seventeenth, and one of the prime catalysts, of course, was the wildly popular Ben Jonson, whose character Dauphine in Epicoene "represents a dream of masculine authorial autonomy in which the feminine is utterly rejected--a dream that for Jonson can be fully realized only by an aristocratic homoerotic male in a homosocial male society" (218).
He might well have included Jonsonian characters such as Surly and Sir Epicure Mammon, whose scene of confrontation Hazlitt later praises as "the finest example I know of dramatic sophistry" (5:39, VI:45), the fortune hunters from Volpone, each "occupied with the ridiculousness of the other's pretensions" while "blind only to the absurdity of his own" (5:38, VI:44), and finally the central character Morose from Epicoene, identified by Jonson as "a gentleman that loves no noise.
Two doors and a concealment space: Ben Jonson's Epicoene
2) Ben Jonson is only the most eminent satirist to show an interest in such matters of fashion and lineage in his Discoveries, his poetry, and in The Devil is an Ass (1616) and Epicoene (1609).
Turning to Ben Jonson, Sherwood traces the poet's consistent devotion to truth as an apprehendable reality through the Forest, Epicoene, Sejanus, Poetaster, and in his friendships with like--minded advocates of humanist learning such as John Selden, William Camden, and Robert Cotton.
For this study the female characters from Ben Jonson's Epicoene and William Shakespeare's Love's Labours Lost will demonstrate the social gradation that questions the binary of virgin and whore.
Chapman, Jonson, Marston), Your Five Gallants (Middleton), and Epicoene (Jonson) used jokes to highlight the precariousness of social hierarchy, displaying a propensity for critique which set the Queen's Revels comedies apart from other examples of comedic theatre in the period.