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Volpone or The Fox

Ben Jonson

Narrator LibriVox Community

Publisher: LibriVox

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Summary

Volpone is a comedy by Ben Jonson first produced in 1606, 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 among the finest Jacobean Era comedies. Volpone is a Venetian gentleman who pretends to be on his deathbed, after a long illness, in order to dupe Voltore, Corbaccio, and Corvino, three men who aspire to inherit his fortune. In their turns, each man arrives to Volpone’s house bearing a luxurious gift, intent upon having his name inscribed to the will of Volpone, as his heir. Mosca, Volpone’s parasite servant, encourages each man, Voltore, Corbaccio, and Corvino, to believe that he has been named heir to Volpone’s fortune; in the course of which, Mosca persuades Corbaccio to disinherit his own son in favour of Volpone. - Summary by WikipediaCast list:Volpone, a magnifico: Zachary Brewster-GeiszMosca, his parasite: Elizabeth KlettVoltore, an advocate: Peter TuckerCorbaccio, an old gentleman: alanmapstoneCorvino, a merchant: Beth ThomasBonario, son to Corbaccio: ToddHWSir Politick Would-Be, a knight: ToddHWPeregrine, a gentleman traveler: inflectedNano, a dwarf: mbCastrone, an eunuch / Fourth Avocatore: balaAndrogyno, an hermaphrodite / Notario, the register: Libby GohnLady Would-Be, Sir Politick's wife: Frances BrownCelia, Corvino's wife: Sarah TerryFirst Waiting-Woman / Servant: AvailleFirst Avocatore / First Merchant: Mary KaySecond Avocatore / Second Merchant: Mary JThird Avocatore / Third Merchant: Elizabeth KlettNarrator: Elizabeth KlettEdited By:  ToddHWand : Elizabeth KlettCoordinated By: Elizabeth Klett
Duration: about 3 hours (03:18:52)
Publishing date: 2014-08-25; Copyright Year: 1607. Copyright Statment: —