Translated by Jeffrey D. Hoeper. Copyright (C) 2009 by Jeffrey D. Hoeper. Show Excerpt g slain with a bit too much wrath A flea that just happened to cross his path. Cleante. My goodness, brother! I think you're crazy! Are you mocking me with sheer lunacy? And how can you pretend that this pure rot . . . ? Orgon. Dear brother, your words reek of that free thought With which I find you more than a bit impeached, And, as ten times or more I have clearly preached, You will soon find yourself in a wicked bind. Cleante. Now this is the normal jargon of your kind. They want everyone to be as blind as they are. To be clear-sighted, is to be in error, And one who rejects their vain hypocrisy Has no respect for faith or sanctity. Go on, all your tart sermons scarcely smart; I know what I'm saying, and God sees my heart. I'm not a slave to your silly ceremony. There is false piety like false bravery; Just as one often sees, when honor calls us, That the bravest men never make the most fuss, So, too, the good Christia
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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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Description du livre Classiques Hachette, 2002. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX2010172221