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Post by chocoholic » April 28th, 2012, 3:45 pm

Tartuffe by Molière (1622 - 1673). Translated by Curtis Hidden Page (1870 - 1946).

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Volunteers outside the USA: Curtis Hidden Page died in 1946. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years.
Tartuffe, or the Imposter is one of the most famous theatrical comedies by Molière. Following its first performance, King Louis XIV almost immediately censored the play, probably due to the influence of the archbishop of Paris.

Orgon's family is up in arms because Orgon and his mother have fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, a pious fraud. Tartuffe pretends to speak with divine authority, and Orgon and his mother no longer take any action without first consulting him. Tartuffe's antics do not fool the rest of the family or their friends; they detest him. The stakes are raised when Orgon announces that he will marry Tartuffe to his daughter Mariane (already engaged to Valère). In an effort to show Orgon how awful Tartuffe really is, the family devises a plan to trap Tartuffe into confessing to Elmire, Orgon's wife, his desire for her. When Tartuffe has incriminated himself beyond all help, Orgon orders Tartuffe out of his house. But this wily guest means to stay. It turns out that earlier, Orgon had admitted to Tartuffe that he was in possession of a box of incriminating letters (written by a friend). Tartuffe had taken this box and now tells Orgon that he must leave the house if he does not want to be exposed. Later that day, Tartuffe returns with a police officer to begin the eviction. But to his surprise, the police officer arrests him instead. The enlightened King Louis XIV has heard of the injustices happening in the house and decides to intervene.

Though Tartuffe was received well by the public and even by Louis XIV, it immediately sparked conflict amongst many different groups who were offended by the play. Tartuffe's popularity was cut short when the Archbishop of Paris issued an edict threatening excommunication for anyone who watched, performed in, or read the play.
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Post by JoFriday21 » April 28th, 2012, 3:49 pm

Can I have Dorine? :)

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Post by chocoholic » April 28th, 2012, 3:52 pm

:lol: That was quick! Yes, and I will get you officially in the MW in a bit.

I will be reading the stage directions, and David (aradlaw) has very kindly volunteered to PL and edit (!).
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Post by JoFriday21 » April 28th, 2012, 3:54 pm

chocoholic wrote::lol: That was quick! Yes, and I will get you officially in the MW in a bit.

I will be reading the stage directions, and David (aradlaw) has very kindly volunteered to PL and edit (!).
Haha, I was just about to walk away from my computer when it popped up! :) And wow, David, what a guy! :D

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Post by aradlaw » April 28th, 2012, 5:54 pm

JoFriday21 wrote:...And wow, David, what a guy! :D
:oops: Aw shucks

and may I have Section 10 - M. Loyal, a bailiff please. :D
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Post by gloriana » April 28th, 2012, 6:11 pm

May I read Mariane?

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Post by chocoholic » April 28th, 2012, 6:19 pm

Thanks, David and Elizabeth, they're yours!

Anyone have any objections to me leaving off the footnotes? I think they're just going to be a distraction, though I could include them at the end of each scene if consensus is that they are important. (They are by the translator, best as I can tell, and mostly give historical background. There aren't many of them.)
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Post by vanTalerie » April 28th, 2012, 6:48 pm

May I read Elmire, please?

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Post by aradlaw » April 28th, 2012, 6:49 pm

The footnotes wouldn't have been 'performed' in the play, leave them out. (less for the narrator to read) :twisted:
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Post by chocoholic » April 28th, 2012, 7:00 pm

Thanks, Valerie, Elmire is all yours! By the way, JoFriday is who had PM'd me about reading Dorine before you posted in the other thread, so at least it was not a third party beating you both to the punch. :) (Hope you don't mind me telling that, Amanda...) Thank you both, and everyone else too, for being interested and volunteering to help!
aradlaw wrote:(less for the narrator to read)
Yes, that had crossed my mind too :lol: -- less for the editor to edit as well, eh?
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Post by JohanLiebert » April 28th, 2012, 7:05 pm

I'll take Madame Pernelle... :)
This would be my first major role.. :D
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Post by JoFriday21 » April 28th, 2012, 7:10 pm

chocoholic wrote:Thanks, Valerie, Elmire is all yours! By the way, JoFriday is who had PM'd me about reading Dorine before you posted in the other thread, so at least it was not a third party beating you both to the punch. :) (Hope you don't mind me telling that, Amanda...) Thank you both, and everyone else too, for being interested and volunteering to help!
aradlaw wrote:(less for the narrator to read)
Yes, that had crossed my mind too :lol: -- less for the editor to edit as well, eh?
I don't mind - I just got lucky I hadn't left my computer yet! ;)

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Post by chocoholic » April 28th, 2012, 7:12 pm

Thanks, April, have fun with it!

Amanda -- you know you're addicted to LV when...
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Post by sidhu177 » April 28th, 2012, 7:18 pm

can i be the brother-in-law of orgon -->cleante, ?
Of my own bliss I'll pay the price,And be myself my sacrifice.

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Post by JoFriday21 » April 28th, 2012, 7:19 pm

chocoholic wrote:Thanks, April, have fun with it!

Amanda -- you know you're addicted to LV when...
:D
You're telling me!!! :D :D

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