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Nat Segaloff

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813129761

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.001.0001

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Sly Foxes

Sly Foxes

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Arthur Penn

Nat Segaloff

University Press of Kentucky

Sly Fox is a play based on Ben Jonson's Elizabethan drama Vulpine which was finished in 1606. It is a comedy about deceit, death, greed, fraud, and was influenced by Stefan Zweig's German adaptation. Although it took longer for Larry Gelbart and Arthur Penn to create their own version than the five weeks it took Jonson to compose his version, the Broadway opening was nonetheless a success. Jonson's original work is about how a fly who served as the clever fox's accomplice, announced that the fox's estate would be given to whoever proves to be the most generous and loyal. Sly Fox was developed as a means for deriving money from television to help Actors Studio.

Keywords:   Sly Fox, Volpone, Ben Jonson, Larry Gelbart, Actors Studio, television

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