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Question on VOLPONE Film
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0251  Friday, 2 February 2001

From:           Jim Anderson <
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Date:           Thursday, 01 Feb 2001 13:50:25 -0600 (CST)
Subject:        Question on VOLPONE Film

A few years ago I stumbled onto a clever take-off on Volpone that began
with an apparently rich man hiring actors to do Jonson's Volpone, and
then dismissed them after a few lines.  The rest of the film was a
modernization of the plot involving three women concerned about
inheriting his money.  I think Susan Hayward was in it, maybe David
Niven (or Rex Harrison?).  Can anyone give me the title, and a source?

Thanks,  Jim Anderson, SCSU.
 

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