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Volpone

Author: Elizabeth FreestoneJames HaddrellTim SawersChris CoweyRichard AdamsAll authors
Publisher: London : Stage on Screen, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Education & Library packView all editions and formats
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Volpone, a rich Venetian nobleman, with the assistance of his servant, Mosca, has devised a method for increasing his wealth by pretending that he is old and dying. Since he has no heirs, the plan is to encourage speculators to curry his favor by visiting him and bringing gifts in the expectation of being named in his will.
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Genre/Form: Filmed plays
Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Freestone; James Haddrell; Tim Sawers; Chris Cowey; Richard Adams; Richard Bremmer; Mark Hadfield; Conrad Westmaas; Harvey Virdi; Edmund Kingsley; Tim Treloar; Maxwell Hutcheon; Tim Steed; James Wallace; Aislin McGuckin; Peter Bankolé; Brigid Zengeni; Ben Jonson; Greenwich Theatre.; Stage on Screen (Firm)
OCLC Number: 642018925
Language Note: In English with optional subtitles in English.
Notes: A dramatization of Ben Jonson's play Volpone.
Licensed for use by libraries and educational institutions.
Credits: Outside broadcast director, Chris Cowey ; producer, Richard Adams.
Cast: Richard Bremmer, Mark Hadfield, Conrad Westmaas, Harvey Virdi, Edmund Kingsley, Tim Treloar, Maxwell Hutcheon, Tim Steed, James Wallace, Aislin McGuckin, Peter Bankolé, Brigid Zengeni.
Event notes: Recorded live at Greenwich Theatre.
Target Audience: BBFC rating: E.
Description: 3 videodiscs (ca. 159 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, all regions; widescreen (16:9) presentation; 5.1 sound; NTSC.
Contents: DVD of the play --
Interviews DVD --
Mastershot DVD.
Responsibility: by Ben Jonson ; director, Elizabeth Freestone ; produced by James Haddrell and Tim Sawers.

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Volpone, a rich Venetian nobleman, with the assistance of his servant, Mosca, has devised a method for increasing his wealth by pretending that he is old and dying. Since he has no heirs, the plan is to encourage speculators to curry his favor by visiting him and bringing gifts in the expectation of being named in his will.

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Volpone

(EMRO user published 2011-09-08 ) Very Good Permalink
Stage on Screen’s presentation of Volpone places Ben Jonson’s 1606 satire in Venice of the 1930s. Greed, deception, and lust are all delivered with passion and, more often than not, humor. The miserly Volpone and his servant Mosca stand in the center of a web of deceit that radiates outward...
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