Volpone, or Out-Foxed
York International Shakespeare Festival, 2017
Volpone has no heir, so everyone in Venice flatters him with gifts, hoping he’ll write them into his will. But Volpone has no intention of dying anytime soon...
A rarely-produced masterpiece from Shakespeare’s friend and rival, Ben Jonson, this animal fable for grown-ups is filled with larger-than-life masked con artists on the prowl. Verse and street comedy collide in this stunning Venetian carnival, featuring live music, wild costumes, and a giant two-headed puppet judge. Part of the York International Shakespeare Festival.