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Moliere

Author: Antony SherDusty HughesMikhail BulgakovRKO Home Video.Royal Shakespeare Company.All authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Stratford-Barbican Television Productions ; [Encino, CA] : RKO Home Video [distributor], 1984.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this vivid picture of the demeaning nature of tyranny, Molier̀e, at the beginning an imposing, confident theatre director, playfully wooing his mistress, gradually disintegrates to a grovelling, broken-down sycophant, snivelling at the Sun King's feet. This consummate artist plays the supplicating child, depending on the crown to continue his art. Based on events in the life of the renowned French playwright, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Molière; Molière
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Antony Sher; Dusty Hughes; Mikhail Bulgakov; RKO Home Video.; Royal Shakespeare Company.; Stratford-Barbican Television.
OCLC Number: 13533155
Credits: Director, Bill Alexander; producer, Cedric Messina; adapted by Dusty Hughes from Helen Rappaport's translation of Mikhail Bulgakov's comedy Kabala svi︠a︡tosh, entitled Molière, or The union of hypocrites.
Cast: Antony Sher (Molier̀e/Bulgakov), John Carlisle (Louis XIV/cabalist), David Shaw-Parker, Kathy Behan, Simon Clark, David Troughton, George Parsons, Michael Fitzgerald, Christopher Bowen, Sara Mair-Thomas, Malcolm Storry, Chris Hunter, Brian Parr, Sylvia Coleridge.
Description: 1 videocassette (112 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Other Titles: Molière, or, The union of hypocrites
Responsibility: Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Moliere by Mikhail Bulgakov.

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In this vivid picture of the demeaning nature of tyranny, Molier̀e, at the beginning an imposing, confident theatre director, playfully wooing his mistress, gradually disintegrates to a grovelling, broken-down sycophant, snivelling at the Sun King's feet. This consummate artist plays the supplicating child, depending on the crown to continue his art. Based on events in the life of the renowned French playwright, the play shows Molière as a man beset by church and state because of his sharp-penned satire of both in "Tartuffe." Both plays focus on the theme of hypocrisy--and both were initially banned from production in their originating countries.

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