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|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Antony Sher; Nigel Hawthorne; Christopher Hampton; Alison Steadman; Molière; RKO Home Video.; Royal Shakespeare Company.; Stratford-Barbican Television.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; Opix Video.
|Notes:||Program notes on container.
|Credits:||Translated and adapted by Christopher Hampton; music arranged by Alex Winterson and played by Simon Couzens.|
|Cast:||Antony Sher (Tartuffe), Nigel Hawthorne (Orgon), Alison Steadman (Elmire), Sylvia Coleridge, Stephanie Fayerman, Michael Maloney, Lesley Sharp, David Bradley, Sara Mair-Thomas, Ian Talbot, John Tramper, Robin Meredith, David Glover.|
|Description:||1 videocassette (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.|
|Contents:||Clutching ever-present rosary beads, shifting uncomfortably within the hairshirt he wears as continual penance --
and always eyeing the women as they pass --
Tartuffe, Moliére's master of unctious evil, insinuates himself into a wealthy Parisian household in this indictment of religious hypocrisy. Posing as a holy man, the wily Tartuffe entrances Orgon, a credulous well-to-do merchant, bent on bestowing his worldy goods, social position, and nubile daughter on the perfidious fraud. Tartuffe delights in accepting it all --
and also arranges a little depraved dalliance with Orgon's young wife, Elmire.
|Responsibility:||by Moliere ; a Royal Shakespeare Company production ; a BBC TV presentation in association with Stratford Barbican Television Productions ; producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Bill Alexander.|