The Misanthrope

Author(s): Moliere, Ranjit Bolt
Genre: Drama, Classics
Original Publish Date: Mar 19, 2008
Product Number: EB00772443
Released: Oct 15, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781849439664
Publisher: Oberon Books
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First performed in Paris in 1666, The Misanthrope is one of MoliEre's great comic masterpieces. Exasperated by the corruption of society, the cynical but noble Alceste wrestles with his love for the wordly and coquettish CElimEne. This version of The Misanthrope was first performed at the Piccadilly Theatre, London, by The Peter Hall Company, starring Michael Pennington, Elaine Paige, and Peter Bowles. Ranjit Bolt has translated many of the world's masterpieces of theatre including works by Sophocles, Goldoni, Corneille, Beaumarchais and Brecht. His highly successful translation of MoliEre's The School for Wives (The Peter Hall Company) ran in the West End for six months.

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