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.
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ACT 3 SCENE advocate Androgyno audience Avocatore Ben Jonson blood Bonario CASTRONE Celia cheat clarissimo comedy comic commandatore commedia commedia dell'arte Corbaccio Corvino court courtesan creature cuckold dead disguise Donald Wolfit doth ears English Enter Epilogue Exeunt Exit eyes faith fatherhoods fear feigning fool fortune Fox's gentleman gold Golden Age gorcrow grave fathers gull hath hear heart heaven heir hope humour ironic Italian Jonson knave Lady Pol Lady Politic live London madam means Merchant mock Mosca mountebank Nano Notario Pantalone parasite patron Peregrine plate play's plot poet Pol's Politic Would-be possession pray Pythagoras Renaissance Revels Plays Reynard Scoto servant sexual Signor Corvino Sir Pol Sir Politic speak stage strange suggestion T. S. Eliot tell thee things thou Tis true tortoise trick unto Venetian Venice Volpone Volpone's Voltore Voltore's whore wife Wolfit Woman