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Tartuffe; comedy in five acts, 1669

A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family.

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  • "A religious hypocrite insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian family."@en
  • "An imposter cleric gets into the house of the wealthy Orgon, whom he fools into promising him his wealth, position, and his young daughter. 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."
  • ""The story takes place in the home of the wealthy Orgon, where Tartuffe--a fraud and a pious imposter--has insinuated himself. He succeeds magnifi-cently in winning the respect and devotion of the head of the house and then tries to marry his daughter and seduce his wife and scrounge the deed to the property. He nearly gets away with it, but an emissary from King Louis XIV arrives in time to recover the property, free Monsieur Orgon and haul Tartuffe off to jail. And so his duplicity is finally exposed and punished. But not before the author has mercilessly examined the evil that men can commit in the guise of religious fervor and the dangers that imperil those who would believe only what they choose to believe despite a mountain of evidence to the contrary."--Publisher's description."@en
  • "An English version of one of classic French drama's most important plays. Originally produced in 1669."
  • "Richard Wilbur's verse translation of Tartuffe has been acclaimed as a masterpiece in its own right. Set in rhymed couplets, it captures not only the tone of the original but the dramatic energy as well. Not surprisingly, the play in this translation has been performed regularly over the years. One of Moliere's most popular plays, Tartuffe, written in 1669, tells the story of Orgon, a rich bourgeois who has become a prude and bigot in his middle age. He is the perfect mark for Tartuffe, a wily opportunist and swindler, who ingratiates himself with Orgon by affecting an air of piety. Soon the gulled Orgon not only hands over his fortune but offers his daughter in marriage to Tartuffe. But Orgon discovers his "spiritual" master's true nature in a most shocking and hilarious fashion."
  • "Richard Wilbur's verse translation of Tartuffe has been acclaimed as a masterpiece in its own right. Set in rhymed couplets, it captures not only the tone of the original but the dramatic energy as well. Not surprisingly, the play in this translation has been performed regularly over the years. One of Moliere's most popular plays, Tartuffe, written in 1669, tells the story of Orgon, a rich bourgeois who has become a prude and bigot in his middle age. He is the perfect mark for Tartuffe, a wily opportunist and swindler, who ingratiates himself with Orgon by affecting an air of piety. Soon the gulled Orgon not only hands over his fortune but offers his daughter in marriage to Tartuffe. But Orgon discovers his "spiritual" master's true nature in a most shocking and hilarious fashion."@en

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  • "French drama (Comedy)"@en
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  • "Comedies"
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  • "Translations"
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  • "Drama"@en
  • "French drama"@en

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  • "Tartuffe; comedy in five acts, 1669"
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  • "Tartuffe : a comedy in five acts"
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