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Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist”: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 2

— 2.2 —

Face, wearing the clothing of an alchemist’s assistant, entered the room. His face was bearded and sooty.

“What is it?” Sir Epicure Mammon asked. 1,954 more words

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Ben Jonson's "The Alchemist": Cast of Characters, Argument, and Prologue

CAST OF CHARACTERS

THE CON ARTISTS

Subtle: The alchemist. The word “subtle” used to mean cunning in a crafty and/or deceitful way. It also meant devious and underhand. 1,835 more words

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Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist”: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.2 —

Face, wearing the clothing of an alchemist’s assistant, entered the room. His face was bearded and sooty.

“What is it?” Sir Epicure Mammon asked. 1,954 more words

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Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist”: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 —

Sir Epicure Mammon and Pertinax Surly were talking together in a room in Lovewit’s house.

Sir Epicure Mammon said, “Come on, sir. Now, you set your foot on shore in… 2,794 more words

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Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist”: A Retelling — Act 1, Scene 4

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Doll Common entered the room.

Subtle asked, “What is it? What says my dainty Dollkin?”

Doll said, “The fishwife outside will not go away. 606 more words

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Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist”: A Retelling — Act 1, Scene 3

— 1.3 —

Subtle opened the door and said to the man waiting there, “Come in!”

To the women waiting outside to consult him, he said, “Good wives, I ask that you wait. 2,062 more words

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Ben Jonson’s “The Alchemist”: A Retelling — Act 1, Scene 2

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Dapper — the young man outside — said, “Captain, I am here.”

Face said loudly so that the young man outside would hear, “Who’s that? 3,455 more words

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