Volpone critics

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Sean McEvoy about Celia
"Celia refuses to be turned into a commodity. Her marital chastity is not negotiable."
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Sean McEvoy about Lady Politic's behaviour
"Lady Pol's behaviour is certainly quite scandalous to respectable English opinion."
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Sean McEvoy about Lady Politic's character
"She is funny in a straight-forward way" / "turned herself into a kind of automaton, a parody courteson."
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How Wheale describes Celia and Bonario
"innocent but frankly charmless young pair"
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How Wheale describes Celia and Bonario's speech
"every speech they make can come across as remarkably dull, frozen with conventional forms."
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How Wheale describes Volpone's performance as Scoto of Mantua
"a brilliant demonstration of the Fox's rhetorical command and theatrical nature."
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How Wheale describes Venice
"an intensified version of London [...] more ingeniously cruelly absurd."
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Tulip about Mosca
"Jonson has elevated the least of the social creatures to a level of heroic discourse."
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N. King about Volpone
"His pretense of sickness comes to be seen as a satirical manifestation of his inward corruption."
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N. King about the characters in Volpone
"Nobody is positively likeable in Volpone, but one is tempted to admire Volpone and Mosca."
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"Lady Pol's behaviour is certainly quite scandalous to respectable English opinion."

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Sean McEvoy about Lady Politic's behaviour

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"She is funny in a straight-forward way" / "turned herself into a kind of automaton, a parody courteson."

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"innocent but frankly charmless young pair"

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