Jean Baptiste Poquelin, better known by his stage name of Moliere, stands without a rival at the head of French comedy. His many great plays include "The School for Husbands" and "The School for Wives," "The Misanthrope" and "The Hypocrite" (Tartuffe), "The Miser" and "The Hypochondriac," "The Learned Ladies," "The Doctor in Spite of Himself," "The Citizen Turned Gentleman," and many others, in which he exposed mercilessly one after another the vices and foibles of the day. His characteristic qualities are nowhere better exhibited than in "Tartuffe." Compared with such characterization as Shakespeare's, Moliere's method of portraying life may seem to be lacking in complexity; but it is precisely the simplicity with which creations like Tartuffe embody the weakness or vice they represent that has given them their place as universally recognized types of human nature.
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Initially banned in France by King Louis, Moli re's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocrisy in the Catholic Church. When a pious fraud worms his way into a wealthy family and manipulates the patriarch into giving up his fortune, it's up to his family to expose the truth before they end up in the poor house!
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance starring:
Brian Bedford as Tartuffe
JB Blanc as M. Loyal and Officer
Daniel Blinkoff as Damis
Gia Carides as Dorine
Jane Carr as Mme. Pernelle
John de Lancie as Cleante
Martin Jarvis as Orgon
Matthew Rhys as Valere
Sarah Zimmerman as Mariane
Translated by Richard Wilbur. Directed by Dakin Matthews. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in June, 2010.About the Author:
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Book Description Flammarion, 1999. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M208070995X