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Volpone or The Foxe: A Comedie ❮Reading❯ ➳ Volpone or The Foxe: A Comedie ➬ Author Ben Jonson – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Volpone or “The Fox” is one of Jonson’s most popular plays and through the years has been a favorite of both theater goers and readers  Professor Kernan offers his own interpretation in a criti Volpone or “The The Foxe: Kindle Õ Fox” is one of Jonson’s most popular plays and through the years has been a favorite of both theater goers and readers  Professor Kernan offers his own interpretation in a critical introduction that fully exploits the rich imagery intricate plot development and skillful delineation of character   .

  • Paperback
  • 244 pages
  • Volpone or The Foxe: A Comedie
  • Ben Jonson
  • 12 August 2016
  • 9781406927818

About the Author: Ben Jonson

Benjamin Jonson was The Foxe: Kindle Õ an English Renaissance dramatist poet and actor A contemporary of William Shakespeare he is best known for his satirical plays particularly Volpone The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair which are considered his best and his lyric poems A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and.



10 thoughts on “Volpone or The Foxe: A Comedie

  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Volpone or The Foxe A Comedie Ben Jonson Volpone is a comedy play by English playwright Ben Jonson first produced in 1605–06 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 comediesVolpone Ben Jonson Characters Sir Politic Would Be Bonario Corbaccio Androgyno Voltore Castrone Lady Would Be The Avocatori Peregrine Corvino Nano Celia Mosca VolponeAbstract Volpone tells of a magnifico of Venice with no wife or children to whom to leave his fortune The prospect of such wealth invites to his house an assortment of greedy hopefuls ready to prostitute any ideals in the pursuit of money Volpone's parasite Mosca assists him in milking these pretenders as they deserve When Volpone and Mosca practice their schemes on innocent victims however the play turns in a unpredictable direction and ends in a series of surprises Subplot figures enrich the narrative of satirical exposure of greed and the play is wildly comic in its depiction of plotting and counter plotting In this edition by two distinguished scholars an introduction discusses the significance of this formative and brilliant play Detailed commentary is provided on meanings of difficult words lines references and the like تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز دوازدهم ماه مارس سال 1978 میلادی عنوان ولپن کمدی در پنج پرده؛ اثر بن جانسن؛ تنظیم ژول رومن، استفان سویگ؛ ترجمه عبدالحسین نوشین؛ نشر امیرکبیر، چاپ دوم 1357، در 89 ص، عکس‏‫؛ 15×21 س‌م‬، کتاب حاضر در سالهای مختلف توسط ناشران متفاوت منتشر شده، عنوان دیگر کمدی در پنج پرده، موضوع نمایشنامه نویسندگان انگلیسی ‏‫ سده 17 مداستان نمایشنامه اثری از «بن جانسن» است، روایتگر مردی به نام «ولپن» که دارای خصلتها و صفتهای نکوهیده، و نیمی از ثروت ونیز در اختیار ایشانست، و دیگران چشم طمع به مال او دارند ؛ ا شربیانی

  2. Sawsan Sawsan says:

    When money controls life everything even honor will have a pricea comedy play by the english playwright and poet Ben Jonsonthe title is from the italian word volpe which means foxpublished in 1606 full of conspiracies as the usual of that periodabout money and the power of its influence on peopleVolpone is cunning villain but he's funny taking advantage of the greedy fools that they hope to inherit his treasures when he diesJonson condemns greed which corrupts senses and morality

  3. Roy Lotz Roy Lotz says:

    Apart from being too long this is an excellent play Ben Jonson is sophisticated and erudite but also bawdy and saucy An admirable mixture of book learning and worldly wisdomJudging from the other responses here as well as my own Jonson's most obvious defect is that he doesn't inspire people to write lengthy reviews He writes expertly but with a rather obvious purpose; although certainly highly polished the point is immediately comprehensible Jonson is then like a mother bird feeding her young the play comes pre digested Alas would he have known that the uickest way to achieve immortality is to give your readers a bit of gristle to chew

  4. David Sarkies David Sarkies says:

    A 17th Century Guy Ritchie28 May 2017 It took me a while to get around to actually writing a review of this play namely because I wanted to watch it being performed and I discovered this high school performance on Youtube Okay while it is a cut down version the sound is rubbish and the performance certainly isn’t The Royal Shakespeare Company it does give you a reasonable idea of what the play is about Further if I had children and they were in a similar performance then I would certainly be watching it and giving them an applause afterwards Anyway one of the reasons that I like to watch performances is because plays are meant to be performed not read Well not entirely true in the case of Plato’s dialogues and Shelley’s literature pieces and I believe Milton did something similar fall into a completely different category – I’m not sure if you are meant to perform Samson Agonistes but you are meant to perform Volpone and simply reading the play off of the page really doesn’t give you an appreciation of the dynamics of the performance The problem is at least in Australia is that it is rare that any play that isn’t Shakespeare is actually produced unless of course it happens to be some modern abomination though I did have the good fortune of seeing The Alchemist while I was in London and a review of the piece can be found here Volpone is about a rich Venetian merchant who never married and has no heirs which means that there is a problem with regards to who is going to inherit his wealth once he dies As such he decides to pretend to be suffering from a fatal illness so as to extort gifts out of others with the belief that they will end up on his will and they get their gifts back again Thus he gets three other merchants to come in who give him gifts in order to flatter him and thus have them added to his will The play then becomes uite convoluted since it involves one of them getting his wife to seduce him and then him having an apparent heart attack due to being too old to be amourous with a woman There are also a couple of trials one in which he has to defend a claim of indecent assault and another where the will is read and his servant Mochta is revealed to be the inheritor Finally when he reveals to the world that he is in fact alive he uickly discovers that the loyalty of a servant actually isn’t as loyal as one would expect especially where there is money involved Jonson differs significantly from Shakespeare in that Shakespeare’s comedies and to an extent his tragedies all seem to involve the nobility Sure there are common people in the plays but they are either comic relief or treated with disdain or both The comedies tend to also be fairly romantic in nature – in a sense a Shakespearian comedy could easily be considered a romantic comedy Sure these comedies also contain some uite low brow and vulgar humour as well as elements of slapstick but much of the comedy tends to be a comedy of love In a way these comedies seem to attempt to reach out to both sides of the spectrum with the romantic comedy appealing to the upper classes and the vulgar comedy to the lower classes Well Jonson is completely different – he is incredibly vulgar In a sense Jonson is to Shakespeare as Pretty Woman is to Revenge of the Nerds – one is refined and sophisticated while the other is purial and vulgar This was the case with The Alchemist and this is also very much the case with Volpone Sure in Volpone the main characters are members of the upper classes but unlike Shakespeare we have the plots of the upper and lower classes intricately woven together particularly with Mockta As I have suggested in the title of this piece Johnson actually reminds me a lot of a Guy Ritchie film which focuses on the dark and gritty side of society and in a way is much realistic The play is set in Venice which also caught my attention namely because Venice and in fact northern Italy at the time was the centre of the civilised world Okay the dynamics were beginning to shift to the north particularly with the invention of the printing press but Venice was still very much an incredibly wealthy and incredibly powerful city state In the minds of the people at the time Northern Italy was still the centre of the universe and anybody who was anybody would want to be connected with the power brokers of the region This is why when we are dealing with a play that involves merchants – and we must remember that merchants weren’t nobility they were commoners it is just that they were incredibly wealthy commoners – particularly wealthy merchants we set it in Venice Volpone is also a play about money and the lengths people go to to get as much of it as possible In a sense it is almost like a disease or even a drug that causes people to do things that a rational person wouldn’t do simply to get one’s hands upon it In fact people devote their entire lives to the accumulation of wealth to the exclusion of almost everything else In the end does it make people happy – well no it makes people incredibly paranoid One of the good things about owning nothing is that when you own nothing you don’t have any worries about people coming and taking what you don’t have or even worrying about what you don’t have being destroyed In a sense the minimalist life is uite appealing in that sense Then again look at Volpone and the extent he goes to to actually determine who should be entitled to one’s wealth Isn’t it funny that one of the clichéd characters is the character who has lots and lots of money but nobody to actually share it with In fact consider characters like Uncle Scrooge who lives a bitter life alone because by having all of that money he suddenly doesn’t trust anybody else because all they want to do at least in his mind is take his money Yet they claim that an old lady who collects cats is mad or somebody who collects stamps or comic books a geek yet somebody who obsesses over money to the point that they push everybody away and end up living alone in an opulent mansion is somehow considered normal Money sure does some strange things to people

  5. Monika Monika says:

    Volpone or The Foxe carries with it the sanctimonious themes of lust and money It is as relevant today as it may have been in the seventeenth century The characters of the play are ascribed certain animal imageries akin to their traits It in no way uplifts their status uo but rather showcases them as degenerate and debasing The eponymous character Volpone feigns sickness in order to con other greedy characters namely Voltore The Vulture Corbaccio The Raven and Corvino The Carrion Crow who want to inherit his fortune His feigned sickness is a constant reminder of his inner sickness The two female characters of the play Celia and Lady Would Be seem to be a dying juncture of light and darkness

  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    Could have been waaaaay shorter

  7. Anna Avian Anna Avian says:

    A satire of human greed and corruption that is as relevant now as it was when first performed about 400 years ago Nobody can be trusted and you hate pretty much everyone There is no one here to root for in a story full of opportunistic liars Times change but human nature doesn’t

  8. Ela Ela says:

    Moral of this storyAlways have a tortoise shell handy so you can hide from your enemies if the need arises

  9. Michael Michael says:

    If you've read some of my reviews you may have picked up on the fact that I love stories that have a large cast of people that don't really seem to be connected as the rising action moves along but they all end up coming together towards the story's end A Tale of Two Cities and The Marrow of Tradition are two examples of those kinds of stories Volpone can also be considered that kind of story Too bad it was atrociousThe basic plot of this play is a really rich guy who acts like he's dying so he can string along a bunch of guys into believing they'll be his heir Insert into this a plot involving two guys named Politic and Penegrine that really has nothing to with anything If you want a detailed summary of it you'll either have to read it or ask someone else since it was too convoluted for me to really make sense of it I usually love complicated storylines too but of course this was an exception to that ruleAfter hearing so many comparisons of Jonson to Shakespeare this was glaringly disappointing Sigh

  10. Francisca Francisca says:

    Sadly this was boring tedious and even offensive particularly towards women Joking about an attempted rape towards one of the only two female characters neither of which have an agenda of their own an inevitable comparison that rises from having recently read both Kyd's and Webster's tragedies was nowhere near a laughing matter Silly silly tragedy Although it might be a great exercise on cultural change comparing what entertained people centuries ago and how we are entertained today it felt short and at times uncomfortable too It did not help that at the end it transformed into a court based farce and became even tedious than before Unfortunately for me as a reader but fortunately for us as people humour back then has very little to do with humour today

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