Published in volume Miseryguts & Tartuffe
First Staged:
Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, 1986


By Molière Adapted by Liz Lochhead
Published in volume Miseryguts & Tartuffe

A rollicking Scots version of Molière's comic masterpiece Tartuffe.

Translated into an energetic Scots, 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 of Tartuffe was first performed in January 1986 at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

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'A complete theatrical winner, a brilliant blend of traditional lowland Scots, contemporary Glasgow patter and lethally sophisticated female wit'


Also by Molière:

The Misanthrope
The Miser
The Hypochondriac
Don Juan
The Learned Ladies

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Also by Liz Lochhead:

Blood and Ice
Good Things
Quelques Fleurs
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off
Thon Man Molière
Liz Lochhead: Five Plays
Educating Agnes
Perfect Days
Miseryguts & Tartuffe

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