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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Molière Narrator: John de Lancie, Martin Jarvis, Jane Carr, Sarah Zimmerman, J. B. Blanc, Gia Carides, Alex Kingston, Brian Bedford, Daniel Blinkoff, Matthew Rhys Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781580817783
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Initially banned in France by King Louis, Molière’s celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocrisy in the Catholic Church. When a pious fraud worms his way into a wealthy family and manipulates the patriarch into giving up his fortune, it’s up to his family to expose the truth before they end up in the poor house! 

This is an LA Theatre Works full-cast performance starring Brian Bedford as Tartuffe, J. B. Blanc as M. Loyal and Officer, Daniel Blinkoff as Damis, Gia Carides as Dorine, Jane Carr as Mme. Pernelle, John de Lancie as Cleante, Martin Jarvis as Orgon, Matthew Rhys as Valere, Sarah Zimmerman as Mariane. Translated by Richard Wilbur, directed by Dakin Matthews, and recorded at the Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in June 2010.

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About the Author

Molière, the pen name and stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622–1673), was a French actor, director, and author who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature.

About the Narrators

John de Lancie is an actor and voice-over artist known for his numerous television roles, including Star Trek, Stargate SG-1, and Breaking Bad. He has also been featured in the popular Assassins Creek video game series and has appeared on stage at the American Shakespeare Festival, the Seattle Repertory Company, and the Old Globe, among others. He is married to actress-singer Marnie Mosiman, and they have two sons, Keegan and Owen.

Martin Jarvis, OBE, has recorded more than 150 Just William stories for the BBC. These have become international audio bestsellers. He won the Theatre World Award for his starring role on Broadway in By Jeeves; his West End appearances include works by Ayckbourn, Frayn, Pinter, and Wilde. Screen successes include everything from Stargate Atlantis, Doctor Who, and Numb3rs to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the Oscar-winning Titanic.

Jane Carr is an English actress whose career has spanned over forty years. She has appeared in many stage productions, including Broadway’s The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and several classic plays with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She earned an American audience with her roles on television’s Dear John and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and as the voice of Mama Cosma in the animated series The Fairly OddParents. Carr lives in Los Angeles.

Sarah Zimmerman is an actress and Audie Award–nominated narrator. She has performed on Broadway, in regional theaters across America, and in numerous guest-starring TV roles. She is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory and the Old Globe/USD.

Alex Kingston is a British actress best known internationally for her role as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the hit television show ER. She also has a recurring role on the longest-running science fiction series of all time: BBC’s Doctor Who.

Matthew Rhys plays Kevin Walker in the hit US drama series Brothers and Sisters and was Edward Malone in the BBC production of The Lost World. On film, he has been seen in Love and Other Disasters and played Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love. His theater work includes the lead role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, and he received outstanding notices for his West End role in The Graduate, playing opposite Kathleen Turner.