Tartuffe, by Moliere

Tartuffe, by Moliere

by Richard Wilbur, Moliere, Wilbur
     
 

ISBN-10: 0151002819

ISBN-13: 9780151002818

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

"The religious fraud Tartuffe has wormed his way into the affections and household of rich merchant, Orgon, with pantomime piety and counterfeit zeal. So comprehensively has he hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to succeed in driving away the son, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and imprisoning Orgon." Moliere's classic satire was denounced on its first…  See more details below

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"The religious fraud Tartuffe has wormed his way into the affections and household of rich merchant, Orgon, with pantomime piety and counterfeit zeal. So comprehensively has he hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to succeed in driving away the son, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and imprisoning Orgon." Moliere's classic satire was denounced on its first performance as a sacrilegious outrage and banned from further public view. Only after petition to Louis XIV was the ban lifted, and the play's trenchant mockery of human frailties has ensured its popularity ever since. This new translation by Ranjit Bolt enjoyed its premiere in a major new production at the Royal National Theatre, with Martin Clunes in the title role.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151002818
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.87(d)

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