Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781840022605
Binding: PaperBack


Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière

Translated by Ranjit Bolt
PaperBack (20 Feb 2002)

The religious fraud Tartuffe has wormed his way into the affections and household of rich merchant, Orgon, with pantomime piety and counterfeit zeal. So comprehensively has he hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to succeed in driving away the son, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and imprisoning Orgon.

Molière's classic satire was denounced on its first performance as a sacrilegious outrage and banned from further public view. Only after petition to Louis XIV was the ban lifted, and the play's trenchant mockery of human frailties has ensured its popularity ever since.

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ISBN13 9781840022605
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96



'Much of the credit for the evening's success belongs to Bolt's superb translation.' Guardian

'Bolt's irreverent, colloquial translation, in neat, octosyllabic rhyming couplets, is blessed with a filthy wit' Daily Telegraph