Volpone

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Ediciones Cátedra, 2. 2. 2002 - Počet stran: 560
El dramaturgo inglés Ben Jonson (1572-1637) vino al mundo en un momento de gran eclosión teatral. Perteneciente a una familia acomodada venida a menos, tuvo que esforzarse durante toda su vida por recuperar una posición social digna y por elevar la reputación del arte dramático en un momento de una vitalidad sin precedentes, en el que florecieron toda una pléyade de dramaturgos y actores que dejarían una huella indeleble. «Volpone, o el Zorrro» es una comedia que denuncia la debilidad humana y los extremos a los que puede llegar el afán de lucro. En el limitado espacio de un día, la incesante actividad de Volpone y su parásito asombran y agotan al lector. Insaciables, no dejan de urdir tretas cada vez más arriesgadas, para dar rienda suelta a su ingenio, a su sed de experiencias y a sus perversas inclinaciones. No se resignan, en fin, a un desenlace tranquilo.

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Born in 1572, Ben Jonson rejected his father's bricklaying trade and ran away from his apprenticeship to join the army. He returned to England in 1592, working as an actor and playwright. In 1598, he was tried for murder after killing another actor in a duel, and was briefly imprisoned. One of his first plays, Every Man Out of His Humor (1599) had fellow playwright William Shakespeare as a cast member. His success grew with such works as Volpone (1605) and The Alchemist (1610) and he was popular at court, frequently writing the Christmas masque. He is considered a very fine Elizabethan poet. In some anti-Stratfordian circles he is proposed as the true author of Shakespeare's plays, though this view is not widely accepted. Jonson was appointed London historian in 1628, but that same year, his life took a downward turn. He suffered a paralyzing stroke and lost favor at court after an argument with architect Inigo Jones and the death of King James I. Ben Jonson died on August 6, 1637.

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