Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0346. Monday, 6 May 1996.
Date: Monday, 06 May 96 09:48:00 PDT
The current production of Volpone at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, DC,
directed by Michael Kahn, is very well done. The three birds of prey are
marvelous, especially Floyd King as Corbaccio. Pat Carroll does a very
convincing (though perhaps too "nice") Volpone, and Nano, Androgyno, and
Castrone are a lively, active part of the whole production (though some might
not care for the modern setting of their songs while the rest of the play is
basically "early modern"). Much attention was paid to the costumes, which are
Since this play is rarely performed, and since this production is such a fine
one, I would highly recommend it to SHAKSPERIANS who might be in the area. It
runs at least until June 2 at the Lansburgh Theatre, on 7th Street NW just
above Pennsylvania Ave. 202-393-2700 or 202-638-3863.