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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (488 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Moliere Narrator: Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, Gia Carides, Jane Carr, Matthew Rhys Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocracy in the Catholic Church, when a pious fraud tries to get title to his friend's estate by sending him to jail.

Translated by Richard Wilbur, this is a full-cast performance featuring: Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, Gia Carides, Jane Carr and Matthew Rhys.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 2/10/2014

    " Act One is rather confusing; Moliere hits the audience with a bunch of characters whose roles do not really become clear until somewhere in the middle of Act Two. He sums it up all too quickly in Act Five, leaving the audience a little confused. However, the Wilbur translation is wonderful and I still marvel that it was traslated into such perfect English poetry from French. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hillary | 2/7/2014

    " witty, cleaver, funny, and charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 1/24/2014

    " Read Tartuffe 2ce so far. Love the lies and drama!! Definitely a must read. Very funny!! Yet to read "The Misanthrope". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mousie | 1/17/2014

    " Love the way he sow everything on those days !!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ian | 12/5/2013

    " Ah.. Good stuff "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyse | 10/27/2013

    " I have always been scared to perform Moliere. The trap of sing-song was always scary to me. But reading it (and working through my fears) was really enjoyable. The dialogue and reparte is so amusing and I hope to see it on stage soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 10/13/2013

    " Grad school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zahreen | 5/19/2013

    " I love these two plays by Moliere - very sarcastic and tart (I think I see myself in Moliere...) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Alexander | 1/15/2013

    " Awesome. Witty, skew-eyed, dirty, perverse, cynical, adorable. Plus a hilarious Euripidesque deus ex machina gone provincial. Love both these plays lots, and Wilbur is AWESOME as a translator for making rhyme work onstage post-Elizabethans. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 10/9/2012

    " Didn't read the Misanthrope, but Tartuffe. For E258. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 5/13/2012

    " Considering this was written in 1666, it still feels relevant, especially in high school. Love the scene between Arsinoe and Celemene. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 1/5/2012

    " Great translations of these classic comedies with notes from Wilbur that prove illuminating as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Monica | 6/24/2011

    " Wilbur retains the beauty and humor of the original French, and this is the translation that made me fall in love with Moliere. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 2/22/2011

    " Best Tartuffe translation I've found "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel | 1/30/2011

    " A great translation by Richard Wilbur. Perfect for selecting monologues to perform on stage. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 11/17/2010

    " I don't know whether Alceste's undeniable appeal and wit motivated me, or whether I showed up detached and read the play as simple affirmation. Either way, he gives Bartleby a run for his money in my all time favorite barnacles. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Linda | 10/3/2010

    " I read this for a lit class , and maybe it was the translation, but I couldn't get into either of the plays. After Shakespeare and Sophocles, this guy seemed pretty lame. "

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