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Volpone

Ben Jonson

Volpone

by Ben Jonson

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Published by A.&C. Black, W.W. Norton in London, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementBen Jonson ; edited by Philip Brockbank.
SeriesNew mermaids
ContributionsBrockbank, Philip.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR2622 .A135
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxviii, 170 p. :
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21172152M
ISBN 10039390010X

Volpone was published first in as a quarto and then in as part of Jonson’s collected Workes. In the later edition, the date of the first performance of Volpone is listed as However, many scholars speculate that the first performance actually took place in early Corbaccio – The third “carrion-bird” circling Volpone, Corbaccio is actually extremely old and ill himself and is much more likely to die before Volpone even has a chance to bequeath him his wealth. He has a hearing problem and betrays no sign of concern for Volpone, delighting openly in (fake) reports of Volpone’s worsening symptoms.

About Volpone. The sharpest, funniest comedy about money and morals in the 17th century is still the sharpest and funniest about those things in the 21st. The full, modernised play text is accompanied by incisive commentary notes which communicate the devastating comic energy of Volpone's satire. The introduction provides a firm grounding in. Ben Jonson's Volpone is a play about a rich man named Volpone who cons greedy men of Venice out of their possessions. Learn what happens in the play while becoming familiar with the main theme and.

Volpone, comedy in five acts by Ben Jonson, performed about /06 and published in Volpone (“Fox”), a wealthy Venetian without heirs, devises a scheme to become wealthier by playing on people’s greed. With the complicity of his servant Mosca (“Fly”), Volpone pretends to be near death. He. Books Advanced Search Today's Deals New Releases Amazon Charts Best Sellers & More The Globe & Mail Best Sellers New York Times Best Sellers Best Books of the Month Children's Books Advanced Search Today's Deals NewReviews: 3.


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How is this book unique. Font adjustments & biography included Unabridged (% Original content) Formatted for e-reader Illustrated About Volpone by Ben Jonson Volpone is a comedy play by English playwright Ben Jonson first produced in Reviews: 8. Volpone or The Foxe: A Comedie, Ben Jonson Volpone is a comedy play by English playwright Ben Jonson first produced in –06, drawing on elements of city comedy and beast fable.

Volpone book merciless satire of greed and lust, it remains Jonson's most-performed play, and it is ranked among the finest Jacobean era comedies. Volpone, Ben Jonson,/5(). Jul 02,  · I recommend "Volpone or, The Fox", edited by David Cook, and published by Routledge in London.

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A merciless satire of greed and lust, it remains Jonson's most-performed play, and it is ranked among the finest Jacobean era comedies/5. Our study guide has summaries, insightful analyses, and everything else you need to understand Volpone.

Buy Now on theslopelounge.com Be Book-Smarter. SparkNotes is brought to you by Barnes & Noble. Visit theslopelounge.com to buy new and used textbooks, and check out. Volpone (the fox) is the central figure of the play. He begins the action by his plots and intrigues, and it is the audience's interest in the manner of his downfall that preserves the dramatic tension until the final curtain.

Volpone, as the name suggests, is a simple dramatic character. He is a trickster who delights in disguises and intrigues. Appears in 29 books from Page - That he thought not Bartas a Poet, but a Verser, because he wrote not fiction.

" He cursed Petrarch for redacting verses to Sonnets ; which he said 4/5(2). Volpone, a Venetian nobleman, has no relative to make his heir; he must name someone his beneficiary.

Several rivals try to attain his favor by bringing the sick Volpone gifts that they hope will be returned tenfold. Mosca, a clever parasite to Volpone, encourages the three major gulls to give until it hurts. Volpone Summary SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics.

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Volpone takes place in seventeenth-century Venice, over the course of one day. The play opens at the house of Volpone, a Venetian nobleman. He and his "parasite" Mosca—part slave, part servant, part lackey—enter the shrine where Volpone keeps his gold.

Volpone has amassed his fortune, we learn, through dishonest means: he is a con artist. Volpone (Italian for "sly fox") is a comedy play by English playwright Ben Jonson first produced in –, drawing on elements of city comedy and beast fable.

A merciless satire of greed and lust, it remains Jonson's most-performed play, and it is ranked among the finest Jacobean era comedies. 1 Characters 2 Synopsis. Volpone Summary Volpone, wealthy and childless, is a con artist who attracts legacy hunters by pretending to be on the verge of death.

Volpone's "clients" - including Corvino, Corbaccio, Voltore, and Lady Would-be Politic - bring him presents in the hopes of being included in his theslopelounge.com: Ben Jonson. This is the most thoroughly investigated edition of Volpone to date, based on a wider collation of the quarto and folio versions than was previously possible.

It calls into question several accepted textual conclusions. The introduction sets Volpone in the context of Jonson’s career at the time of writing and introduces new material on its relation to the Reynard beast epic and the 4/5(2).

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Overview In this uproarious satire from Jacobean playwright Ben Jonson, the clever Venetian gentleman Volpone hatches an outrageous scheme to dupe a greedy trio of hangers-on who are after his fortune.

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Volpone; Or, the Fox. Ben Jonson. Publisher Description. The greatest of English dramatists except Shakespeare, the first literary dictator and poet-laureate, a writer of verse, prose, satire, and criticism who most potently of all the men of his time affected the subsequent course of English letters: such was Ben Jonson.