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The School for Lies - Full Length Play

The School for Lies

Jean Baptiste Moliere, David Ives

Full Length Play

6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780822225607

It's 1666 and the brightest, wittiest salon in Paris is that of Celime…

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"When you emerge from this impish comic playwright's glittering tribute to Molière, written entirely in verse, your head will be so dizzy with syncopated rhyme that you'll almost expect to find yourself speaking and thinking in chiming couplets…[Ives] adds farcical flourishes to Molière's trim plot and blends generous helpings of up-to-the-minute vulgarity into verse that mostly mimics the prancing gait and more decorous tone of the original…In a witty prologue to the play Mr. Ives credits Molière with having mixed 'the batter for tonight’s soufflé,' but it is his own inexhaustible verbal dexterity that makes it rise so deliciously high." —NY Times. "Mr. Ives has done the seemingly impossible: He has taken a beloved masterpiece of Western theater and created a parallel version which, though unmistakably based on the original, is both wholly personal in tone and similarly dazzling in effect." —Washington Post.


6m, 3f

David Ives

David Ives

David Ives is probably best known for his evenings of one-acts, collected as All in the Timing (Vintage Books) and Time Flies (Grove Press). His full-length work to date has been collected in Polish Joke and Other Plays (Grove). He is also the author of two young-adult novels, Monsieur Eek and Scrib. He lives in New York City with his wife, Martha. view full profile

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