Scapino
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854598882Publication Date:
7 Jul 2005
Size: 160mm x 107mm£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Original c. 1671; This version Chichester Festival Theatre, 2005

Scapino

By Molière Translated by Jeremy Sams

Paperback £4.99£3.99

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A superlative farce by the master of the form, Molière, written at the height of his powers, a masterclass in comic construction.

Two young men have each found the love of their life. Unfortunately their fathers have other ideas. So the boys turn for help to Scapino, king of con-men. But the old men's obstinacy drives Scapino to ever more ludicrous schemes to ensure that love wins the day. 

Les Fourberies de Scapin (Scapin the Schemer) was first staged in 1671 in the theatre of the Palais-Royal in Paris.

This English version by Jeremy Sams, in the Nick Hern Books Drama Classics series, was first staged at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2005.

This edition includes an introduction to the play by Stephen Mulrine.

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'Jeremy Sams's translation is sharp and clever'

Guardian
Series: Drama Classics
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN: 9781854598882Publication Date:
7 Jul 2005
Size: 160mm x 107mm£4.99 £3.99You save £1.00 (20%)

Also by Molière:

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

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Also by Jeremy Sams:

Les Parents Terribles
Mary Stuart

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