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Sisterhood, The - Full Length Play

Sisterhood, The

Jean Baptiste Moliere, Ranjit Bolt

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6m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573016813

Translated by Ranjit Bolt
This audacious adaptation of Les Femmes Savantes, Moliere's mischievous farce indicting intellectual ladies of the salons, is liberally peppered with contemporary allusions which put it firmly in the present.…

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This audacious adaptation of Les Femmes Savantes, Moliere's mischievous farce indicting intellectual ladies of the salons, is liberally peppered with contemporary allusions which put it firmly in the present.  Henriette has had the misfortune to be born beautiful and vivacious, into a family of pontificating pseudo-intellectual women.  Her only desire is to get married and to live in "wedded bliss", a view supported by her father and uncle.  They unite their efforts to restore the traditional values of nature over nurture.  Their success, however, is only in raising the anger of the Sisterhood (mother, sister and aunt) who turn the full force of philosophical argument against them. 
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6m, 3f

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Ranjit Bolt

Ranjit Bolt

Ranjit Bolt is one of Britain's leading translators for the stage. His translations have been produced by the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and Sir Peter Hall, and by leading repertory theatres in the US. His work covers an enormous variety of classic plays, among them Les Femmes Savantes (The Sisterhood), Tartuffe, The Liar, Lysistrata, Cyrano de Bergerac and The Waltz of ... view full profile

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