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Volpone or the Fox

Written by

Ben Jonson

and

Robert Watson

Edited by

Robert Watson

~playauthor~Written by~ Ben Jonson , Robert Watson ~playauthor~Edited by~ Robert Watson

Methuen Drama, 2003

New Mermaids

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 39, Roles: Total (20), Female (3), Male (16), Unassigned (1)

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Summary
...Volpone is the sharpest, funniest play about money and morals in the seventeenth century – a play still wickedly relevant four centuries later. Jonson’s comedy depicts selfishness thinly veiled by sanctimonious speeches, lust...

Measure for Measure (Arden Shakespeare Third Series)

~playauthor~Written by~ William Shakespeare , A.R. Braunmuller , Robert Watson ~playauthor~Edited by~ A.R. Braunmuller , Robert Watson

The Arden Shakespeare, 2020

The Arden Shakespeare Third Series

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (24), Female (5), Male (19), Unassigned (0)

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The Critical Backstory

Othello : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2015

Books

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... 1997), 125–55 . Robert Watson placed Othello squarely in the midst of contemporary religious debates. Watson argued that although critics have often understood Christian allegory to operate...

The State of the Art

Robert C. Evans

Robert C. Evans is Professor of English and Philosophy at Auburn University at Montgomery, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Volpone: A Critical Guide

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2011

Books

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... the claim. Meanwhile, Robert N. Watson, in a very useful version of the play for the New Mermaids series, offered a superb introduction covering such matters as biography, genre, the major characters, the subplot, the conclusion, the stage history,...

Othello’s Double Diction

Othello: The State of Play

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2014

Books

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... On the marketability of neologisms in late-Renaissance London, see Robert N. Watson , ‘Coining Words on the Elizabethan and Jacobean Stage’,...

The Fox and His Pause: Punctuating Consciousness in Jonson’s Volpone

Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

Books

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... Watson, Volpone , but this argument will often (as here) require the use of punctuation from other editions.That’s what she would say if the play’s editor obeyed the preference of modern publishers for minimal punctuation...

New Directions: Why No One Hears Lord Capulet’s Line

Romeo and Juliet : A Critical Reader

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

Books

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... Literary Criticism, 2009) , Stephen Dickey and Robert N. Watson argue that the play extensively and allusively challenges ‘the fantasy that there is [no third alternative] between the benign melting-together of angelic lovers’...