The translation into English verse of one of Molière’s most masterful and most popular plays. “A continuous delight from beginning to end” (Richard Eberhart). Introduction by Richard Wilbur.
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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:
RICHARD WILBUR, one of America’s most beloved poets, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Arts Club medal of honor for literature, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen Prizes and two awards from PEN.
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