Volpone the Fox

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Success Publications Sar, 3. 1. 2024 - Počet stran: 276

Volpone the Fox by Ben Jonson is a brilliant satire that delves into the themes of greed, deceit, and the corrupting power of wealth. Set in Renaissance Venice, the play centers on the cunning Volpone, who, along with his clever servant Mosca, devises a scheme to swindle the city's wealthy yet gullible citizens. Jonson masterfully crafts a narrative filled with sharp wit, humor, and a deep understanding of human nature, as he exposes the folly and vice of his characters.


The play is a cornerstone of early modern English drama, showcasing Jonson's linguistic prowess and his ability to blend comedy with biting social commentary. Volpone the Fox is not just a comedic masterpiece but also a timeless reflection on morality and ethics, resonating with contemporary audiences as much as it did with its original 17th-century viewers. Its exploration of human greed and the lengths to which people will go for wealth is as relevant today as ever, making it a must-read for fans of classic literature and theatre.

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