Publisher description for Volpone / Ben Jonson ; edited by Brian Parker and David Bevington.


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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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Inheritance and succession Drama, Venice (Italy) Drama, Extortion Drama