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Volpone, Or the Fox.

Jonson, Ben. Volpone, Or the Fox.

Rev. ed. Ed. Brian Parker. (The Revels Plays.) Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1999. xv + 358 pp. illus, append, index. ISBN: 0-7190-3093-5.

In keeping with the general editing practice of the Revels editions, this revised edition of Volpone (a conflation of the 1607 quarto and 1616 folio) has modernized spelling and punctuation and regularized speech-headings. All other changes from the original texts are signaled by brackets. Drawing attention only to those variants that seem to deserve the critical attention of "the serious textual students," Revels editions are annotated extensively: "a special effort has been made to provide information which maybe of value to actors and directors of the play." The introduction and appendices include helpful information related to editions of Jonson's works, dating of the play, Jonson's career, possible sources and influences, and stage history of Volpone from the Renaissance to the present. Includes illustrations, and annotations are fully indexed.
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Publication:Renaissance Quarterly
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Date:Jun 22, 2000
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