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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Drama - 236 pages
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A Hold thee, Mosca, Take of my hand; thou strik'st on truth, in all: And they are enuious, terme thee Parasite. Call forth my Dwarfe, my Eunuch, and my Foole, And let them make me sport.

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User Review  - Tianna Mignogna - Goodreads

omg what's with the obsession with disguises in these old ass plays and how are the characters too stupid to notice people in their weak ass disguises Read full review

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

In my opinion, Volpone is Jonson's finest play. Fun, energetic, and full of twists without breaking Jonson's love of the Unities... Volpone makes everyone, Ben included, happy. Read full review

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Born in 1572, Ben Jonson rejected his father's bricklaying trade and ran away from his apprenticeship to join the army. He returned to England in 1592, working as an actor and playwright. In 1598, he was tried for murder after killing another actor in a duel, and was briefly imprisoned. One of his first plays, Every Man Out of His Humor (1599) had fellow playwright William Shakespeare as a cast member. His success grew with such works as Volpone (1605) and The Alchemist (1610) and he was popular at court, frequently writing the Christmas masque. He is considered a very fine Elizabethan poet. In some anti-Stratfordian circles he is proposed as the true author of Shakespeare's plays, though this view is not widely accepted. Jonson was appointed London historian in 1628, but that same year, his life took a downward turn. He suffered a paralyzing stroke and lost favor at court after an argument with architect Inigo Jones and the death of King James I. Ben Jonson died on August 6, 1637.

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