Tartuffe, by Moliere

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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.

Translation into English verse of a classic French drama.

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Overview

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.

Translation into English verse of a classic French drama.

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Jim Carmody
The new Steiner Tartuffe offers welcome relief from all the rhymed translations that make Molière sound like a third-rate Restoration poet while creating the (false) impression that verbal dexterity and wit trump all other values in the great comic playwright's dramaturgy. Steiner's crisp, lucid prose - her adroitly balanced sentences are especially effective at conveying the slippery rhetoric of Tartuffe's seductions - unfolds the plot and characters of Molière's play with an unaccustomed clarity, presenting the ideological clashes of the play with a bluntness many other translations attenuate. Roger Herzel's Introduction is well-focused for those encountering Molière for the first time and informed throughout by his own excellent scholarship. (Jim Carmody, University of California, San Diego)
Florent Masse
This dynamic new translation of Tartuffe conveys the subject matter of Molière's perennial masterpiece in a way that resonates for contemporary audiences. Prudence Steiner has modernized and revitalized the text, making its burning and scandalous tone stand out, as it does in the original French. The thorough introduction to the play skillfully invites the reader into the dark and controversial world of Tartuffe. (Florent Masse, Princeton University)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156881807
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 1/28/1968
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 161,197
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD WILBUR, one of America’s most beloved poets, has served as poet

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

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    Like Wilbur's masterful adapatations of Moliere's other masterpi

    Like Wilbur's masterful adapatations of Moliere's other masterpieces (particularly The Misanthrope), these are some of the finest verse plays known to the English language.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2006

    a materpiece

    I had to read this play for school and I expected it to be boring but it was an amazing play that I could not put down.

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