Volpone, or, The Fox

Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637)

Volpone is a comedy by Ben Jonson first produced in 1606, drawing on elements of city comedy and beast fable. A merciless satire of greed and lust, it remains Jonson's most-performed play, and it is among the finest Jacobean Era comedies. Volpone is a Venetian gentleman who pretends to be on his deathbed, after a long illness, in order to dupe Voltore, Corbaccio, and Corvino, three men who aspire to inherit his fortune. In their turns, each man arrives to Volpone’s house bearing a luxurious gift, intent upon having his name inscribed to the will of Volpone, as his heir. Mosca, Volpone’s parasite servant, encourages each man, Voltore, Corbaccio, and Corvino, to believe that he has been named heir to Volpone’s fortune; in the course of which, Mosca persuades Corbaccio to disinherit his own son in favour of Volpone. - Summary by Wikipedia

Cast list:
Volpone, a magnifico: Zachary Brewster-Geisz
Mosca, his parasite: Elizabeth Klett
Voltore, an advocate: Peter Tucker
Corbaccio, an old gentleman: alanmapstone
Corvino, a merchant: Beth Thomas
Bonario, son to Corbaccio: ToddHW
Sir Politick Would-Be, a knight: ToddHW
Peregrine, a gentleman traveler: inflected
Nano, a dwarf: mb
Castrone, an eunuch / Fourth Avocatore: bala
Androgyno, an hermaphrodite / Notario, the register: Libby Gohn
Lady Would-Be, Sir Politick's wife: Frances Brown
Celia, Corvino's wife: Sarah Terry
First Waiting-Woman / Servant: Availle
First Avocatore / First Merchant: Mary Kay
Second Avocatore / Second Merchant: Mary J
Third Avocatore / Third Merchant: Elizabeth Klett
Narrator: Elizabeth Klett

Edited By:  ToddHW
and : Elizabeth Klett
Coordinated By: Elizabeth Klett

Genre(s): Comedy

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Prologue/Act 1 Group 00:40:42
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:37:27
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:40:09
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:33:40
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:46:56