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The misanthrope

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Moli#65533;re understood profoundly what makes us noble, pathetic, outrageous and funny, and in his splendid comedies satirized human folly to perfection. One of the best of his plays -- and one of the greatest of all comedies -- is The Misanthrope , first performed in 1666, when the King of France himself had assumed patronage of Moli#65533;re's company, and the actor/playwright was at the height of his career. Spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, The Misanthrope shows us a man who is quick to criticize the hypocrisies, inconsistencies and faults of others, yet remains blind to his own. As "the misanthrope" grows more and more irritable with others, the play becomes more and more entertaining, even as a happy ending for the hero seems less and less likely.
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Full title misanthrope
Author molière
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auth_author2 Ayres, Rosalind,, Bedford, Brian, 1935-2016,, Cullum, J. D.,, Drew, Sarah, 1980-, Harrison, Tony., Jarvis, Martin,, Richardson, Darren,, Sullivan, Sarah,, Toren, Nick,, Wilbur, Richard, 1921-, Wolf, Matthew, 1972-, Young, Bellamy,
author Molière
author2-role Ayres, Rosalind,director., Bedford, Brian,1935-2016,voice actor., Cullum, J. D.,voice actor., Drew, Sarah,1980-voice actor., Harrison, Tony., Jarvis, Martin,voice actor., Richardson, Darren,voice actor., Sullivan, Sarah,voice actor., Toren, Nick,voice actor., Wilbur, Richard,1921-translator., Wolf, Matthew,1972-voice actor., Young, Bellamy,voice actor., hoopla digital.
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display_description This timeless comedy of manners is considered one of Molir̈e's most probing and mature works. While it's still an exemplar of 16th century farce, Molir̈e went beyond his usual comic inventiveness to create a world of rich, complex characters, especially in the cynical title character Alceste, played here by the Tony Award-winning actor Brian Bedford. This recording also includes an interview with Larry F. Norman author of "The Public Mirror: Molir̈e and the Social Commerce of Depiction". An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Brian Bedford as Alceste; JD Cullum as Clitandre; Sarah Drew as Eliante; Martin Jarvis as Philinte; Darren Richardson as Basque and Du Bois; Susan Sullivan as Arsinoe; Nick Toren as Oronte; Matt Wolf as Acaste and Guard; Bellamy Young as Celimene.
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subject_facet France -- History -- 17th century -- Drama, France -- Social life and customs -- 17th century -- Drama
title_display The misanthrope
title_full The Misanthrope, The misanthrope [electronic resource] Molière, 1622-1673,, The misanthrope. Modern English adaptation by Tony Harrison
title_short The misanthrope
topic_facet Drama, Fiction, History, Literature, Social life and customs