Episode Five: Volpone

This episode is all about Ben Jonson’s social satire/beast fable Volpone.

Henry Goodman as the Fox in the RSC Production (Dir. Trevor Nunn, 2015)
Henry Goodman as the Fox in the RSC Production (Dir. Trevor Nunn, 2015)

Talking points:

  • All the ways that Ben Jonson is the Aaron Sorkin of his time
  • Imagining this play in performance
  • Richard Dutton’s essay “Volpone and the Beast Fable: An Early Modern Analogic Reading.” Huntington Library Quarterly 67.3 (2004): 347-70
  • Commedia dell’arte

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