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Volpone (New Mermaids Series) by Ben Jonson
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Volpone (New Mermaids Series) (edition 1991)

by Ben Jonson, Philip Brockbank (Editor)

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Title:Volpone (New Mermaids Series)
Authors:Ben Jonson
Other authors:Philip Brockbank (Editor)
Info:London/A & C Black (1991), Edition: Other Printing, Paperback, 170 pages
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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.
  Roger_Scoppie | Apr 3, 2013 |
Riotous farce about money and greed. Ben Jonson is no Shakespeare, but he has quite a talent. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
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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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