The Misanthrope

Cast: 3f 10m

Staging: Single interior set

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854597878Publication Date:
29 Jun 2005
Size: 160mm x 107mm£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781780014173Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)
First Staged:
c. 1666

The Misanthrope

By Molière Translated by Stephen Mulrine

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Molière's most-admired comedy of manners, about a man whose quickness to criticise the flaws in others, and in himself, leads him into deep trouble.

Alceste, the 'misanthrope', hates all mankind, and despairs of its hypocrisy and falseness. He believes that the world could be perfected if people were more honest with each other.

But when his honesty starts to make him enemies, and the target of malicious gossips, it is his world and his life which suffer.

The Misanthrope, or the Cantankerous Lover (Le Misanthrope ou l'Atrabilaire amoureux) was first performed in 1666 at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal, Paris.

This English version, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, is translated and introduced by Stephen Mulrine.

Cast: 3f 10m

Staging:Single interior set

Amateur rights performance fee: £54 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854597878Publication Date:
29 Jun 2005
Size: 160mm x 107mm£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)
EPUB, 128 pages ISBN: 9781780014173Publication Date:
15 Oct 2014
£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)

Also by Molière:

The Hypochondriac
Miseryguts
Tartuffe (Drama Classics)
The Miser
Tartuffe
Don Juan
Scapino
The Learned Ladies

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Also by Stephen Mulrine:

The Servant of Two Masters
Children of the Sun
Six Characters in Search of an Author (Drama Classics)
Chekhov: Shorts
Chekhov on Theatre
John Gabriel Borkman
Three Sisters (Drama Classics)
The Seagull (Drama Classics)
Summerfolk
Uncle Vanya (Drama Classics)
A Tragic Figure
The Wild Duck
Swansong
The Wedding
Cinzano & Smirnova's Birthday
An Enemy of the People
Ghosts (Drama Classic)
The Cherry Orchard (Drama Classic)
On the Evils of Tobacco
Ivanov
Ibsen: Three Plays
The Dance of Death (Drama Classic)
Chekhov: Four Plays
The Government Inspector
The Marriage of Figaro
The Bear
The Game Of Love And Chance
The Proposal

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