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'A Forty-Minute Volpone' by Ben Jonson abridged by Bill Tordoff - additional information.

'A Forty-Minute Volpone' by Ben Jonson abridged by Bill Tordoff
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Period and Geography
Location: Italy. Time Period: 17th Century
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 3
Setting: Bedroom, Courtroom and A Room
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats
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Abridgement of Ben Jonson's 'Volpone', with the original text cut down to 40 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
Volpone is a sly miser. With the aid of his rascally servant, Mosca, he sets out to accumulate more wealth by way of gifts from his gullable acquaintances who think he is ailing and believe that they will be the beneficiaries of his will. Things start to unravel when Volpone sets his sights on Celia, wife of the wealthy merchant, Corvino.
Jacobean comedy, verging on farce.


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