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The misanthrope

Author: Roger McGough; Molière
Publisher: London : Bloomesbury Methuen Drama, 2013. ©2013
Series: Methuen modern plays.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Disgusted with French society where powdered fops gossip in code and bejewelled coquettes whisper behind fans, poet Alceste embarks on a one-man crusade against fakery, frippery and forked tongues. But could the woman he adores be the worst culprit of them all? And in this rarefied world will his revolution prove merely revolting? Considered by many to be Molière's best work, The Misanthrope was first performed in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Verse drama
Adaptations
Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger McGough; Molière
ISBN: 9781472510716 1472510712
OCLC Number: 835960172
Notes: "By Roger McGough after Molière"--Cover.
Description: 76 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Methuen modern plays.
Responsibility: Molière ; adapted by Roger McGough.

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"Disgusted with French society where powdered fops gossip in code and bejewelled coquettes whisper behind fans, poet Alceste embarks on a one-man crusade against fakery, frippery and forked tongues. But could the woman he adores be the worst culprit of them all? And in this rarefied world will his revolution prove merely revolting? Considered by many to be Molière's best work, The Misanthrope was first performed in 1666 in Paris by the King's Players. Following the huge successes of Tartuffe and The Hypochondriac master wordsmith Roger McGough once again dips his quill into a Molière classic in this mockery of manners and morals set amid seventeenth-century French aristocracy and written in verse."--Page 4 of cover.

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Moliere doesn't need email and references to HRT to speak to us - what he really needs is a poet who can wring the dryness out of the 12-syllable Alexandrine line while retaining most of the juicy Read more...

 
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