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Author: Molière, Richard Wilbur Narrator: Martin Jarvis, Sarah Drew, Matthew Wolf, Darren Richardson, Nick Toren, J. D. Cullum, Brian Bedford, Susan Sullivan, Bellamy Young Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2013 ISBN: 9781580819176
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This timeless comedy of manners is considered one of Molière’s most probing and mature works. While it’s still an exemplar of sixteenth century farce, Molière 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.

Lead funding for this production is provided by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.This recording also includes an interview with Larry F. Norman, author of The Public Mirror: Molière and the Social Commerce of Depiction.

This L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance features Brian Bedford as Alceste, JD Cullum as Clitandre, Sarah Drew as Eliante, Martin Jarvis as Philinte, Darren Richardson as Basque, Du Bois, Susan Sullivan as Arsinoe, Nick Toren as Oronte, Matt Wolf as Acaste, Guard, and Bellamy Young as Celimene.

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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

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.

Sarah Drew is an American actress who has appeared on a number of television shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood, Castle, Supernatural, Mad Men, Law & Order: SVU, and Glee. She also works as a voice actor.

Matthew Wolf has worked extensively as a voice, theater, radio, and television actor. He has appeared in many productions on the London stage, including the title role in a sell-out production of Macbeth alongside Twilight star Robert Pattinson. He is also the official voice of Thor for Mavel Studios’ animated films Hulk Vs. Thor and Thor: Tales of Asgard. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is also producing with his production company, Cool Hand International.