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The Alchemist

The Alchemist

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Overview


Synopsis

Ben Jonson's The Alchemist concerns a wily servant, Face, who developes a scheme to make money, while his master is away in the countryside. He gives access to his master's house to a charlatan named Subtle, and a prostitute named Doll. Subtle disguises himself as an alchemist, with Face as his servant; Doll disguises herself as a zealous Puritan. Together, the three of them gull and cheat an assortment of foolish clients.


Characters

Male

Lead

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Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Book
Category
Play
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
1610
Time & Place
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, early teen, late teen characters

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