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Post by gloriana » February 17th, 2014, 11:24 am

Volpone, or, The Fox by Ben Jonson (1572 - 1637).

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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. ( Wikipedia)
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Post by francesb » February 17th, 2014, 11:53 am

May I read for Nano? :)
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Post by gloriana » February 17th, 2014, 12:00 pm

francesb wrote:May I read for Nano? :)
Of course - thank you! :) Please note that you can speak Nano's songs or make up a public domain tune - either is fine.

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Post by francesb » February 17th, 2014, 12:07 pm

Actually, could I change it to Lady Would-Be? I didn't see her the first time :)
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Post by gloriana » February 17th, 2014, 12:10 pm

francesb wrote:Actually, could I change it to Lady Would-Be? I didn't see her the first time :)
OK - sure!

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Post by ZachBG » February 17th, 2014, 1:02 pm

I can't miss this opportunity. Could I take Volpone?

It will provide the answer to "What Doth the Fox Say?"
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Post by gloriana » February 17th, 2014, 1:06 pm

ZachBG wrote:I can't miss this opportunity. Could I take Volpone?

It will provide the answer to "What Doth the Fox Say?"
:lol:

Thanks, glad to have you on board!

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Post by Elizabby » February 17th, 2014, 1:33 pm

I think I like the sound of Corvino please.

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Post by gloriana » February 17th, 2014, 2:03 pm

Elizabby wrote:I think I like the sound of Corvino please.
Sure - thank you! He's a rather nasty character. :twisted:

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Post by HoosierMary » February 17th, 2014, 4:56 pm

I could either do the narrator or DPL, whichever will be more useful. :)
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Post by gloriana » February 17th, 2014, 4:57 pm

HoosierMary wrote:I could either do the narrator or DPL, whichever will be more useful. :)
Either would be incredibly useful - so I will leave it up to you. Do you feel like reading or PLing? :)

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Post by HoosierMary » February 17th, 2014, 5:05 pm

Hmm. I guess I'll PL to mix it up then, as I've been reading a lot lately. :)
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Post by gloriana » February 17th, 2014, 6:08 pm

HoosierMary wrote:Hmm. I guess I'll PL to mix it up then, as I've been reading a lot lately. :)
Thank you so much! :D

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Post by gloriana » February 18th, 2014, 8:58 am

Moving us to Dramatic Works!

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Post by abendlied » February 18th, 2014, 3:08 pm

May I read Celia?

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