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Ben Jonson was a major English playwright, poet, and literary critic. Jonson helped popularize the comedy of humours as well as satirical plays and he is often regarded as the second greatest English playwright after William Shakespeare. Some of Jonson's classics include The Alchemist, Volpone, Bartholomew Fair, and Every Man in His Humour.Volpone is a satirical comedy with themes of greed and lust. Volpone was first performed in 1606 and it remains Jonson's most performed play. The action centers around a Venetian gentleman who pretends to be on his deathbed in an attempt to trick three men who want to inherit his fortune.