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Volp one, or The fox

Ben Jonson

Volp one, or The fox

Epicene, or The silent woman ; The alchemist ; Bartholomew Fair

by Ben Jonson

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Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford University Press in Oxford [England], New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. xxiv-xxv)

Other titlesVolpone, or The fox ; Epicene, or The silent woman ; Alchemist ; Bartholomew Fair, Alchemist and other plays, Fox, Epicene, Silent woman, Alchemist, Bartholemew Fair
StatementBen Jonson ; edited with an introduction by Gordon Campbell ; general editor, Michael Cordner ; associate general editors, Peter Holland, Martin Wiggins
SeriesOxford drama library
ContributionsCampbell, Gordon
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 530 p. ;
Number of Pages530
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18009363M
ISBN 100198121504
LC Control Number95076574
OCLC/WorldCa30975544

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 22 cm. Series Title: London medieval and Renaissance series.   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 Brand: libreka classics.

1 1 VOLPONE; OR, THE FOX By Ben Jonson DRAMATIS PERSONAE VOLPONE, a Magnifico CASTRONE, an Eunuch MOSCA, his Parasite ANDROGYNO, an Hermaphrodite VOLTORE, an Advocate GREGE (or Mob) CORBACCIO an old Gentleman COMMANDADORI, Officers of Justice CORVINO, a Merchant AVOCATORI, three Magistrates BONARIO, son to Corbaccio NOTARIO, the File Size: KB. Volpone: | | ||| | An illustration for an edition of |Volp World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, .


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Kindle Edition. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. ashish srivastava. out of 5 stars Volpone. Reviewed in the United States on Janu Verified Purchase. A classic comedy of humours. Dryden has written aptly: "Shakespeare was the Homer, or father of our dramatic poets; Jonson was the Virgil, the 4/5(14).

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Volpone, wealthy and childless, is a con artist who attracts legacy hunters by pretending to be on the verge of e's "clients" - including Corvino, Corbaccio, Voltore, and Lady Would-be Politic - bring him presents in the hopes of being included in his will.

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Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Volpone; Or, the Fox/5(13). "Volpone" means "Fox" in Italian, and "Mosca" means "Fly".

In many of Jonson's plays, a name gives a strong indication as to the nature of a character, and this play is no different; Volpone is the "cunning" Fox, who appears wounded; "Mosca" is the parasitical, insect-like creature, circling around the Fox, and occasionally feeding off of him.

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His gulling of the three characters wo hope to inherit is riches was quite wonderful. Volpone as the mountebank is a wonderful scene in the play/5(41). 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.

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Apple Books Preview. 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.

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The texts of these plays have all been newly edited for this volume, and are presented with modernized spelling. Stage directions have been added to help actors and directors reconstruct the play the way it would have been performed in the seventeenth century, and the introduction 2/5(1).Other Books Related to Volpone Ben Jonson used many sources in writing Volpone.

The characters’ animal names and some of the themes are taken from medieval beast fables about a fox named Reynard, as well as a story in Aesop’s Fables in which a fox plays dead to .