Jeppe på bjerget

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Jeppe på bjerget (English: Jeppe on the mountain) is a comedy by Ludvig Holberg from 1722. It has a special status in Danish theater. Playing Jeppe has a similar status to playing Hamlet in English theater.

The best known part is Jeppe's great soliloquy "Everybody says that Jeppe drinks, but nobody asks why Jeppe drinks", where the protagonist rationalizes his alcohol abuse as a sensible reaction to his miserable life.