Epicene (Prologue 1)
Epicene by Ben Jonson (Prologue 1) - What's Past Is Prologue
A performance of the first prologue (we have two!) to Epicene or The Silent Woman (c.1609) by Ben Jonson - recorded to frustrate everyone who wants to hear a full production, and as a sitting accusation to the world for not (necessarily) supplying one. NB: Yes, it should be spelled with an OE, but it's annoying to put online, so we went simple.
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Prologue performed by Sarah Golding, produced by Robert Crighton.
Additional sound effects from the wonderful people at http://www.freesfx.co.uk
The play is in print and available variously online - an example of the text can be found here -http://www.hollowaypages.com/jonson1692epicoene.htm