Members and Non Members are very welcome to join us for this reading of the French classic.... Tartuffe.
Oliver Clement will be hosting.
Tartuffe (1669) is one of the most famous plays by Moliere, the comedy genius of the French classical period. Louis XIV, the "Sun King" was himself a patron of actor-manager Moliere's company. A high bourgeois family has been infiltrated by Tartuffe, who has convinced the head of family Orgon that he is a man of great piety and goodness who has fallen on hard times. The rest of the family and a garrulous servant attempt to persuade Orgon of his error. The stakes are high, and Orgon's wife Elmire is driven to desperate measures... The play is written in verse, slick rhyming couplets of 10 syllables in American poet Richard Wilbur's exuberant translation first published in 1971. There are 11 speaking parts.
Afterwards continue the discussion in the pub.
If you have a copy of the play please bring it along.