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2) For example, the significance of imitatio may be seen most clearly in a play like Jonson's Epicoene, or the Silent Woman (first performed December 1609 or January 1610); from start to finish it is, after all, a play about imitation, and it is difficult to believe Jonson does not intend to offer a critique of imitatio via this problem play.
Holdsworth, introduction to Epicoene, or The Silent Woman, by Ben Jonson, ed.
21) Cristy Campbell-Furtick, "Deviations from the Norm: The Epicene in Ben Jonson's Epicoene, or the Silent Woman," Conference of College Teachers of English Studies 55 (1990): 75.