Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781840028355
Binding: PaperBack

The Grouch: A modern version of Le Misanthrope

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière

Translated by Ranjit Bolt
PaperBack (15 Feb 2008)
“How I deplore the bogus ways
Of society these days -
A sort of national contest
To find out who can a*se-lick best!”

In this witty cutting version of Le Misanthrope Molière’s angry hero Alceste becomes Alan - journalist, intellectual and free spirit- who finds himself adrift in a social whirl of false flattery and schmooze. In a world where nobody calls a spade a spade (or even knows what a spade is for), how can the cantankerous but high-minded Alan secure the affections of Celia - a spoiled, feckless, fickle socialite, who happens to be the love of his life?

The Grouch was first performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse in February 2008

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781840028355
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96