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Volpone - Amateur Productions

1921 – The Phoenix Society

directed by Allan Wade at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, 30 January 1921; revived 1923

1923 – The Marlowe Society, Cambridge

10 March 1923

1932 - the garrick theatre, london

adapted by Stefan Zweig, 24 January 1932

See: James Agate, The Sunday Times, 31 January 1932 

1940 - hertford college dramatic society

directed by Nevill Coghill at the Clarendon Press Institute, Oxford, 30 April 1940

1949 - The Tavistock Repertory Company

directed by Vincent Pearmain at the Tavistock Little Theatre, London, 12-19 November 1949

Volpone © The Tavistock Repertory Company

1955 - the marlowe society, cambridge

directed by John Barton at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge 

1955 - the library theatre, manchester

directed by David Scase

See: Gillian Hush, Plays and Players, August 1955, 23

1956 - oxford university dramatic society

1965 - the tavistock repertory company

directed by Brian Tapply at the Tower Theatre, Canonbury, London, 19 March - 3 April 1965

Volpone 1965 © The Tavistock Repertory Company

1974 - oriel college dramatic society

directed by David Robson in the Hall, Oriel College, Oxford

opened 18 November 1974

1975 - the shadwell society

directed by Andrew Frape in

Caius Court, Cambridge, 4-7 June 1975

1976 - newcastle university theatre society

in the Gulbenkian Studio, 23-26 November 1976

1978 - the library theatre, manchester

directed by David Scase; run 8 November- 2 December 1978

1980 - oxford experimental theatre club

directed by Adrian Jackson at the Oxford Playhouse, 26 February- 1 March 1980

See: Gerald M. Berkowitz, RORD, 26 (1983), 79-80

1982 - birmingham university drama department

directed by Jon Gaunt at the Netherbow Theatre, Edinburgh, 23 August-11 September

See: Gerald M. Berkowitz, RORD, 26 (1983), 79-80

1984 - oxford university dramatic society

directed by Andrew Mulligan at the Oxford Playhouse, 21-25 February 1984

See: Michael Davis and Eric Nicholson, RDN, 5.1 (Spring, 1984), 9-11

1984 - The Tavistock Repertory Company

directed by Guy Saunders at the Tower Theatre, Canonbury, London, 31 March - 7 April 1984

Volpone © The TAvistock Reprtory Company

1984 - Leeds Arts Centre

performed December 1984; see costume designs by Malcolm Brown

Volpone 1984 © Leeds Arts Centre

1987 - etp at the whitefriars, coventry

10 December- 17 January 1987

1995 - Worcester College of Higher Education

directed by Claire Cochrane at the Drama Studio; 12, 14 and 15 December 1995

2003 - *Hoxton Hall

performed at the Hoxton Hall, London; 11-13 April 2003

2003 - New Theatre Company

performed by the University of Nottingham student drama society New Theatre Company at Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham; 3-6 December 2003

2004 - *De Aston School

directed and designed by Lyn Chapman and Keith Rylands-Bolton at the De Aston School, Market Rasen, Licolnshire; 1-2 December 2004

2005 - Cambridge University ADC

adapted by Libby Penn and Cat O'Shea at the ADC Theatre, Cambridge; 15-19 February 2005

2005 - Platypus Players

directed by Emma Webb at the Pegasus Theatre, Oxford; 5-9 July 2005

2005 - Growling Monkey Theatre Group

adaptation Volpone: Sex, Lies & Videotape; performed at the Baby Belly Theatre during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2005; reviews

2005 - Teatro-Saurus Company

at the Etcetera Theatre, London; 22 November - 4 December 2005; reviewed by: Rebecca Omonira, 'Some of Jonson's undertones lost', The Review, 25 November 2005