Miseryguts & Tartuffe

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Paperback, 192 pages ISBN: 9781854596802Publication Date:
27 Mar 2002
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
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Tartuffe
Miseryguts

Miseryguts & Tartuffe

Two plays by Molière

By Liz Lochhead

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Two plays from Molière, by 'Scotland's greatest living dramatist' (Scotland on Sunday).

Miseryguts is a Scots version of Molière's Le Misanthrope, a bitter comedy about a worldly sophisticate who cannot help telling uncomfortable truths about his fellow men – and women, with one of whom, despite himself, he is deeply and painfully in love.

In this Scots version of Molière's play, Liz Lochhead transposes the action of the play into the world of media and politics in 21st-century, devolved Scotland, allowing for a rich seam of contemporary satire.

Miseryguts was first performed in March 2002 at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

Tartuffe is a rollicking Scots version of Molière's comic masterpiece. Lochhead brings out Molière's mix of political satire and black comedy as the religious hypocrite, Tartuffe, worms his way into Orgon's household.

Liz Lochhead's version is written in a robust Scots dialect, while retaining the rhyming couplet form of the French original. It was first performed in January 1986 at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

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Paperback, 192 pages ISBN: 9781854596802Publication Date:
27 Mar 2002
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Liz Lochhead:

Thebans
Blood and Ice
Good Things
Medea (Theatre Babel version)
Thon Man Molière
Dracula (stage version)
Tartuffe
Perfect Days
Cuba
Miseryguts
Quelques Fleurs
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
Liz Lochhead: Five Plays
Educating Agnes

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