Volpone Critics

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Raphael Lyne
"Jonson's characters often fall far short of classical ideals"
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Jacob Blevins
"Lesbia is quite a willing participant, Celia is not"
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Glynne Wickham
"Mosca functions as a kind of conventional vice figure"
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Andrew Hiscock
"Jonson attempts to generate moral impulses in his audience by dramatizing a world which has lost all ability to do so"
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Katherine Maus
"Celia is a strong minded character"
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Peggy Knapp
"Volpone is a satanic challenger to God's order and society", "The play reveals a world where a man who is nothing but roles has no shape or place in the divinely ordered universe"
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TGA Nelson
"Their rejection of the play's ending was presumably due partly to admiration for the daring and panache of the rogue"
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Anne Barton
"That man should be fixated on cold hard metals which cannot sicken or fade, represents a monstrous joke", "It is a technique dependent on inference and suggestion, rather than Shakespearean revelation"
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Robert Watson
"Gold replaces God"
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Ben Jonson
"Money-get, mechanical age" (his description of London)
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Alan Dessan
"Volpone provides a devastating portrait of a society for which gold has become 'the world's soul'", "Celia remains the spokesman for Christian values"
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