The Fine Art of Finesse

by  Alex Szogyi, Pierre Carlet de Marivaux

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 4f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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In this appealing translation of L'Heureux Strategem love triumphs once again. Dorante has been jilted by the Countess who is now infatuated with the Chevalier. He, in turn, has broken off with the Marquise. Dorante and the Marquise hatch a plan: they spread the rumor that they are betrothed to each other. This provokes the Chevalier, to the consternation of the Countess. At the "wedding" the Countess is so upset that she faints. She revives to learn of the plot and thank her true love Dorante for helping her come to her senses.
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"Elegant...Szogyi's translation is frothy and filled with commedia dell'arte touches." - The New York Times

"A pearl." - New York Post


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