Volpone, the sly fox, has spent years weaving a web of deception around himself. All Venice believes he is infirm and likely to die soon without an heir. To ingratiate themselves in a bid to inherit his estate, the nobles of Venice produce ever more lavish gifts for him. With the seeming help of Volpone’s servant Mosca, they become increasingly entangled in Volpone’s snare. Hijinks, naturally, ensue.
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