Wienerworld has teamed up with Stage on Screen to release a new series of classic plays. Each production is highly polished, using professional actors and directors at London's Greenwich Theatre. Volpone was written by Ben Jonson, it was first produced in 1606. It's a dark satire on greed and lust. The story is set in 17th century Venice. The chief characters are Volpone, a rich libertine and conman, and Mosca, his servant. They cause chaos with an audacious fraud designed to part the city's wealthiest from their fortunes.