The Imaginary Cuckold and School for Husbands

  • by Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
  • Narrated by Brian Bedford, Emily Bergl, Dakin Matthews, Juliet Mills, Christopher Neame, Lloyd Owen, Moira Quirk, Darren Richardson, Carolyn Seymour, Alan Shearman
  • 2 hrs and 2 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Molière wrote some of the most durable and penetrating comedies of all time. The Imaginary Cuckold and The School for Husbands are two of his grand farces of marriage and misunderstanding, one set in Paris and the other in the provinces. Translated by Richard Wilbur. A full-cast performance featuring Brian Bedford, Emily Bergl, Dakin Matthews, Juliet Mills, Christopher Neame, Lloyd Owen, Moira Quirk, Darren Richardson, Carolyn Seymour, Alan Shearman, Rhashan Stone, Olivia Williams and Joanne Whalley.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Two of Molière's most popular plays see a modern performance from a talented cast in this live recording from L.A. Theatre Works. The School For Husbands is a farce centering around the suitors of two sisters, both of whom employ very different methods to secure their affection, while The Imaginary Cuckold is a relationship comedy about mistaken identity. Both plays benefit from a spirited and humorous delivery from Tony award-winning actor Brian Bedford and a supporting cast including Emily Bergl, Dakin Matthews, and Juliet Mills. Listeners will find these two works by Molière both wise and hilarious.

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