From design to broadcast
(CBC Still Photo Collection)
This split screen shows a costume design and then what the character ended up actually looking like.
The costume is for Volpone, the lead character in a play of the same name. It broadcast on CBC in December 1969. The adaption was written by Ian Thorne and directed by Mario Preizek.Volpone
, Italian for "sly fox", is a comedy by Ben Jonson. It was first produced in 1606, drawing on elements of city comedy, black comedy and beast fable. A merciless satire of greed and lust, it remains Jonson's most-performed play.
Volpone is a greedy, childless Venetian nobleman.
Posted on Oct 11, 2011 6:00:00 AM