ISBN-10:
1783190752
ISBN-13:
9781783190751
Pub. Date:
09/02/2014
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN-10:
1783190752
ISBN-13:
9781783190751
Pub. Date:
09/02/2014
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Tartuffe

Tartuffe

by Moli re, Chris CampbellMoli re

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Overview

When the seemingly perfect Tartuffe ingratiates himself with the wealthy Orgon and his mother Madame Pernelle, he is soon welcomed into their home and into their lives. His combination of charm, respectability and religious authority proves so irresistible that he is eventually promised the hand of Orgon’s daughter in marriage. But the rest of Orgon’s family have grave doubts – is there more to Tartuffe than meets the eye? When the threat of eviction for the family and imprisonment for Orgon become apparent, is it all too late to find out? This hilarious and irreverent whirlwind of lies, religious hypocrisy and family feuds features one of theatre’s most perfect comedy creations, the beguiling Tartuffe.

"An excellent new translation...Full marks all round here – I haven’t laughed so much since One Man, Two Guvnors and I’d certainly speak of Tartuffe very happily in the same breath. Fast, furious and fabulously funny." - The Good Review

"It is good fun and I suspect old Moliere might have enjoyed the theatricality of the thing."- Daily Mail

"The unwritten rule of translating comedy, according to Chris Campbell, is that if you lose a laugh here and there, you are allowed to add one elsewhere. His witty, up-to-date translation is the strong foundation of this gloriously funny production" - The Stage

"It feels as fresh as ever... a triumph." - Birmingham Mail




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ISBN-13: 9781783190751
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Oberon Classics Series
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)

About the Author

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière (1622-73), the French actor-manager and dramatist, was one of the theatre's greatest comic classics. Inspired by traditions of French farce and the 'commedia dell'arte', he courted controversy with his satiric commentaries on the society of his time and on eternal human foibles, but was saved by the patronage of the 'Sun King' Louis XIV.

ChrisCampbell read English and French at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He is currently the Literary Manager at the Royal Court Theatre. Christopher has worked as an actor in Canada, France and Belgium, as well as here in the UK.

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