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Volpone | Characters

Character Description
Volpone Volpone is a wealthy, conniving nobleman whose greed and pleasure seeking cause him to lose everything. Read More
Mosca Mosca is a quick-thinking but parasitic servant who succumbs to personal greed and attempts to steal his master's fortune. Read More
Voltore Voltore is an eloquent lawyer who trades in his morality for the hope of inheriting Volpone's fortune. Read More
Corvino Corvino is a successful merchant who abuses and whores out his wife in an attempt to inherit Volpone's fortune. Read More
Corbaccio Corbaccio is a wealthy old man who delights in Volpone's worsening health and attempts to speed along Volpone's death with poison. Read More
Androgyno Androgyno is a hermaphrodite who visits Volpone to entertain him with banter and song.
Bonario Bonario is Corbaccio's son, disinherited during his father's misguided attempt to manipulate himself into Volpone's will. Hoping to confront his father about the slight, Bonario ends up saving Celia from Volpone's attempted rape.
Castrone Castrone is a eunuch who visits Volpone to entertain him with banter and song.
Celia Celia is Corvino's beautiful wife, whom he jealously imprisons, and whom Volpone lusts after. When Celia refuses Volpone's advances, he threatens to rape her.
Nano Nano is a dwarf who visits Volpone to entertain him with banter and song.
Peregrine Peregrine is an English tourist in Venice who toys with Sir Politick Would-Be merely for entertainment.
Lady Politick Would-Be Lady Politick Would-Be is a greedy wife who uses her beauty as a tool in the hopes of being named Volpone's heir. Quick-tempered and violent, Lady Politick accuses Peregrine of being a prostitute, and makes false claims against Celia in court.
Sir Politick Would-Be Sir Politick Would-Be is the gullible English knight who pretends to know everything so no one can take advantage of him. He comes across as a fool whose ridiculous fabrications eventually lead to his social embarrassment.
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