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Volpone, or The Fox by Ben Jonson

Volpone, or The Fox

by Ben Jonson, Alvin B. Kernan (Editor), Richard B. Young (Editor)

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  kutheatre | Jun 4, 2015 |
This Revels Student Edition, with a carefully modernized text, presents new material about "Volpone" 's debt to the popular Reynard beast epic and Italian "commedia dell 'art" and discusses its mockery of greed in relation to two Renaissance perversions of the myth of a Golden Age. Referring to famous productions, it pays particular attention to decisions that must be made whenever the play is performed.
1 vote Roger_Scoppie | Apr 3, 2013 |
Riotous farce about money and greed. Ben Jonson is no Shakespeare, but he has quite a talent. ( )
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ben Jonsonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Kernan, Alvin B.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Young, Richard B.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Barish, Jonas A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hartkamp, MartinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Three Comedies: Volpone, the Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson

Cavalcade of comedy; 21 brilliant comedies from Jonson and Wycherley to Thurber and Coward by Louis Kronenberger

Volpone and The Alchemist (Thrift Edition) by Ben Jonson

Five Plays by Ben Jonson

Four English Comedies: Valpone; The Way of the World; She Stoops to Conquer; The School for Scandal (English Library) by J. M. Morrell

Four Great Elizabethan Plays by John Gassner

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Bitter, satiric comedy in blank verse is one of the great Elizabethan dramatist’s finest plays. The plot concerns a wealthy, lecherous old man who feigns a mortal illness in order to solicit bribes from greedy acquaintances who hope to inherit his fortune. Many complexities of plot and connivance ensue, but in the end, the guilty parties are exposed and punished. Explanatory footnotes.

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