Volpone Critics Quotes

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1. When Corvino and Mosca mock Volpone’s deafness role playing here “is an opportunity for expressing true feelings, if not concealing them” – disguise can tell the truth and lie

  • Bruce Thomas Boehr
  • Sean McEvoy
  • WB Yeats
  • Ian Donaldson
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2. Who said "guides not commanders"

  • Richard Barbour
  • Ben Jonson
  • John J Enck
  • Mike Brett

3. all the world choppeth and changeth...full of subtle and cunning merchants”

  • Ben Jonson
  • John Wheeler
  • John Dryden
  • Bruce Thomas Boehr

4. The play demonstrates “that a man without a core will be without principle”. Fluidity of identity makes it attractive, but also means that self-identity is lost. If there is no self-identity to uphold then there would be no honour e.g. Corvino. Inde

  • William Dryden
  • Peter Hyland
  • Sean McEvoy
  • Bruce Thomas Boehr

5. Believes that Volpone and Mosca should not have been punished by Jonson’s virtue who “sends off the honest tricksters to a punishment far worse than of their crooked victims”

  • John J Enck
  • Robert Adams
  • Ian Donaldson
  • WB Yeats

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