Volpone; Or, The Fox

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Double 9 Books, 2023 - Počet stran: 222
English writer Ben Jonson created the satirical comedy drama "Volpone; Or, The Fox." One of Jonson's most important pieces, it was originally performed in 1605. The drama examines issues of greed, trickery, and the corrupting effects of money and power. Volpone is a rich Venetian magnifico who pretends to have a fatal sickness in order to entice different unscrupulous people who want to acquire his money. Volpone is the protagonist of the narrative. Volpone's deft ploy starts a chain of events including complex schemes, impersonations, and manipulation. His major helper in carrying out his tricks is a smart servant by the name of Mosca. Jonson mocks the vices and follies of Venetian society throughout the play, especially its preoccupation with money and material wealth. The people that surround Volpone, such as the attorneys, businessmen, and legacy seekers, are represented as being morally bankrupt and corrupt. They flatter one other and engage in complicated plots because they want Volpone's fortune.

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Benjamin "Ben" Jonson, an English playwright and poet, was born on June 11, 1572, and died on August 16, 1637. The aesthetic prowess of Jonson has had a lingering influence on English theatrical comedy and poetry. He is well renowned for his lyric and epigrammatic poetry, as well as the satirical plays Every Man in His Humor (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (about 1606), The Alchemist (1610), and Bartholomew Fair. He also popularized the comedy of humor (1614). He is frequently regarded as William Shakespeare's rival for the title of most influential English dramatist under James I. Jonson was a man of the English Renaissance, classically educated, well-read, and polished, with a penchant for debate (personal, political, artistic, and intellectual). He had an unparalleled cultural impact on poets and playwrights during the Jacobean and Caroline centuries (1603-1625). (1625-1642). His ancestors spelled out the family name with the letter "t" (Johnstone or Johnston). The spelling was altered to "Jonson" even though the author preferred it to the more common "Johnson." By the summer of 1597, Jonson had a commitment with the Admiral's Men, who were presently appearing at The Rose under the direction of Philip Henslowe.

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