• by Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
  • Narrated by Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, Gia Carides, Jane Carr, Matthew Rhys, John Lancie, Martin Jarvis, Alex Kingston
  • 1 hrs and 47 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

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 poorhouse!
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance starring:
Brian Bedford as Tartuffe
JB 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
Alex Kingston as Elmire
Matthew Rhys as Valere
Sarah Zimmerman as Mariane
Translated by Richard Wilbur. Directed by Dakin Matthews. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in June, 2010.


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I enjoy good satire, and found Tartuffe to be a deliciously sarcastic treatment of religious hypocrisy.
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a French classic lives again! Beautifully acted.

I enjoyed this production immensely. Well worth a second - a third hearing. Features the dangers of tittle-tattle in clever poetry. Funny and edifying.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-26-2010
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works