Tartuffe (Hampton, translation)

by  Christopher Hampton, Jean Baptiste Moliere

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  9m, 4f

"The assumption behind this ferociously brilliant production is that Tartuffe is much too serious and alarming a work to be insulated behind any English equivalent of French classical style. The greatest compliment I can bestow on Hampton's translati…

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    9m, 4f
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This translation of Moliere's classic depiction of hypocrisy in action was done for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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"The assumption behind this ferociously brilliant production is that Tartuffe is much too serious and alarming a work to be insulated behind any English equivalent of French classical style. The greatest compliment I can bestow on Hampton's translation is that...you hardly notice it. Plain, perfectly phrased blank verse does the job." - London Times

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Christopher Hampton

Christopher Hampton became involved in theatre while studying French and German at Oxford University, and wrote a play in his first year. The Royal Court's production was so successful that it transferred to the Comedy Theatre while he was still a student, making him the youngest writer ever to have a play performed in ...

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Jean Baptiste Moliere

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