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Tartuffe

Author: Molière; Georges Bensoussan; Comédie-Française.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : FrenchView all editions and formats
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When the religious charlatan Tartuffe insinuates himself into the household of the wealthy but credulous Orgon, it is not long before he takes over, acquiring the deed to the property, disinheriting Orgon's son, and becoming betrothed to Orgon's daughter. But when clever Elmire, Orgon's wife, trips up the imposter, Orgon throws him out-only to find himself arrested and his family evicted instead. A last-minute  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Drama
Film adaptations
Named Person: Molière; Molière
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Molière; Georges Bensoussan; Comédie-Française.; Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 56188072
Language Note: In French with English subtitles.
Credits: Director of photography, Albert Schimel.
Performer(s): The Comédiens-Français: Catherine Ferran, Jean Dautremay, Anne Kessler, Philippe Torreton, Igor Tyczka, Cécile Brune, Éric Ruf, Bruno Raffaëlli, Nathalie Nerval, Christian Blanc, Olivier Dautrey.
Description: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Other Titles: Moliere: Tartuffe
Responsibility: directed by Georges Bensoussan.

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When the religious charlatan Tartuffe insinuates himself into the household of the wealthy but credulous Orgon, it is not long before he takes over, acquiring the deed to the property, disinheriting Orgon's son, and becoming betrothed to Orgon's daughter. But when clever Elmire, Orgon's wife, trips up the imposter, Orgon throws him out-only to find himself arrested and his family evicted instead. A last-minute intervention by the King restores order and metes out justice. This play was suppressed twice before permission was given to perform it freely.

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