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Misanthrope, The - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Misanthrope, The

Jean Baptiste Moliere, Constance Congdon

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

7m, 3f

ISBN: 9780881452051

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Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

  “Love is all bad sonnets, big fluffy beds and silly preening in the first half of THE MISANTHROPE... Then the gloves come off...and the characters are fighting for their lives.    Molière's 1666 comedy about yearning for truth and love in a world of self-serving hypocrites never falls out of fashion.... The play is recast here in a tonic new verse version by Constance Congdon...   This is a world...where words do all the damage.   Playwright Congdon (TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS) has done an exemplary job of making that language count. Her rhymes are not as elegant as those in Richard Wilbur's standard verse translation, and that's the point. There's a lean angularity in her lines, a flashing sense of purpose.”Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle


7m, 3f

Constance Congdon

Constance Congdon

Constance Congdon has been called "one of the best playwrights our country and our language has ever produced" by playwright Tony Kushner in Kushner's introduction to her collection Tales of the Lost Formicans and Other Plays. In addition to Tales of the Lost Formicans, which has had more than 200 productions world-wide, Ms. Congdon's plays include Casanova and Dog Opera, both produced at the ... view full profile

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