Thursday, 16 May 2013

StageOne reads Tartuffe, or The Impostor by Molière (May 14th 2013)

On Tuesday Michael Hale lead StageOne through Tartuffe, or The Impostor which is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. The characters known as Tartuffe, Valère, and Dorine are considered among the greatest classical theatre roles.
The play opens with the Orgon family is up in turmoil because Orgon and his mother, Madame Pernelle, have fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, a pious fraud. Tartuffe pretends to be pious and to speak with divine authority which has led to Orgon and his mother taking no action on any event without first consulting him. Orgon himself has a single-minded obsession with Tartuffe which is shown clearly Act I, Scene5.
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