Volpone


Volpone
a comedy play (1606) by Ben Jonson. The main character, Volpone, is a rich Italian businessman who pretends that he is dying so that people give him gifts. Finally he is betrayed by his closest friend and punished. All the characters in the play are named after animals, and Volpone means ‘fox’.

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  • Volpone — [Volpone] a comedy play (1606) by Ben Jonson. The main character, Volpone, is a rich Italian ↑businessman who pretends that he is dying so that people give him gifts. Finally he is betrayed by his closest friend and punished. All the characters… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Volpone — Ilustración para una versión de Volpone de 1898. Volpone, o El zorro es una comedia teatral de Ben Jonson. Fue producida en 1606 y contiene elementos descriptivos de la vida en Londres, comedia negra y fábula. Se trata de una sátira mordaz sobre… …   Wikipedia Español

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  • volpone — vol·pó·ne s.m. 1. accr. → 1volpe 2. CO fig., persona astuta e smaliziata: è un volpone, non lo freghi Sinonimi: 1dritto, 2filone, vecchia volpe. Contrari: babbeo, gonzo, stupido …   Dizionario italiano

  • volpone — {{hw}}{{volpone}}{{/hw}}s. m.  (f. a ) 1  Accr. di volpe . 2 (fig.) Persona di grande esperienza e furberia …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • volpone — pl.m. volponi …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • volpone — s. m. 1. accr. di volpe 2. (fig.) furbo, furbacchione, furbone, dritto (fam.), pellaccia (fam.) CONTR. ingenuo, allocco, semplicione, credulone, coglione (volg.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione


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