Tartuffe, the Imposter

ISBN
9780571354351
Published
21/02/2019
9780571354351
Format
Paperback
Price
£9.99
Paperback
128

About the Book

Orgon is the man who has everything. Money, power, a beautiful family. But lately he’s been questioning the point of it all. When he invites Tartuffe into his perfect household, he unleashes a whirlwind of deception and seduction that threatens everything.

With Orgon under Tartuffe’s spell, can his family outwit this charismatic trickster? Are Tartuffe's wild claims truth or fiction? This mysterious stranger may not be quite the villain he appears.

John Donnelly’s ferocious new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece looks at the lengths we go to find meaning – and what happens when we find chaos instead. Tartuffe, the Imposter opened at the National Theatre, London, in February 2019.

Orgon is the man who has everything. Money, power, a beautiful family. But lately he’s been questioning the point of it all. When he invites Tartuffe into his perfect household, he unleashes a whirlwind of deception and seduction that threatens everything.With Orgon under Tartuffe’s spell, can his family outwit this charismatic trickster? Are Tartuffe's wild claims truth or fiction? This mysterious stranger may not be quite the villain he appears.John Donnelly’s ferocious new version of Molière’s comic masterpiece looks at the lengths we go to find meaning – and what happens when we find chaos instead. Tartuffe, the Imposter opened at the National Theatre, London, in February 2019.
  • John Donnelly

    John Donnelly's plays include Bone (Royal Court Theatre), Corporate Rock (Nabokov/Latitude Festival), Conversation #1 (The Factory/V&A/Latitude Festival/SGP), Songs of Grace and Redemption (Liminal Theatre/Theatre 503), Encourage the Others (Almeida Lab), Burning Bird (Synergy/Unicorn Theatre), a version of Chekhov's The Seagull (Headlong), The Knowledge (Bush) and, most recently, The Pass (Royal Court Theatre).

  • Adapted By: John Donnelly

    John Donnelly's plays include Bone (Royal Court Theatre), Corporate Rock (Nabokov/Latitude Festival), Conversation #1 (The Factory/V&A/Latitude Festival/SGP), Songs of Grace and Redemption (Liminal Theatre/Theatre 503), Encourage the Others (Almeida Lab), Burning Bird (Synergy/Unicorn Theatre), a version of Chekhov's The Seagull (Headlong), The Knowledge (Bush) and, most recently, The Pass (Royal Court Theatre).

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  • Original Author: Moliere

    Molière (1622-73) was born Jean Poquelin, the son of a prosperous upholsterer of Paris. His father was attached to the service of the King and Molière was intended to succeed him. However, in 1643 he changed his surname and joined a family of actors, the Béjarts. Encouraged by their touring success the group returned to Paris and performed in front of Louis XIV and his Court. The success of Molière's farce Le Docteur Amoureux gave the group the opportunity to share a theatre at the Petit- Bourbon with an Italian company, and here Molière's reputation was established. His other plays include L'Ecole des Femmes (1662), Don Juan (1665), Tartuffe (written 1664, produced 1667), Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (1671), Les Femmes Savantes (1673) and Le Malade Imaginaire (1673).

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