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Tartuffe, or, The imposter

Author: MolièreAntony SherNigel HawthorneChristopher HamptonAlison SteadmanAll authors
Publisher: [Encino, Calif.] : RKO Home Video, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 unctuous 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 worldly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Molière; Antony Sher; Nigel Hawthorne; Christopher Hampton; Alison Steadman; Bill Alexander; Cedric Messina; Alexander Winterson; RKO Pictures.; RKO Home Video (Firm); Royal Shakespeare Company.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
OCLC Number: 13533546
Notes: Program notes on container.
"RKO 4002."
Credits: Translated and adapted by Christopher Hampton; music arranged by Alex Winterson.
Cast: Antony Sher (Tartuffe), Nigel Hawthorne (Orgon), Alison Steadman (Elmire).
Description: 1 videocassette (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Tartuffe
Imposter
Responsibility: by Moliere ; a Royal Shakespeare Company production ; a BBC TV presentation in association with RKO Pictures ; producer, Cedric Messina ; director, Bill Alexander.

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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 unctuous 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 worldly 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.

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