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Moliere

This timeless comedy of manners is considered one of Molière’s most probing and mature works. While it’s still an exemplar of 16th century farce, Molière went beyond his usual comic inventiveness to create a world of rich, complex characters, especially in the cynical title character Alceste, played here by the Tony Award-winning actor Brian Bedford. Lead funding for this production is provided by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation. This recording also includes an interview with Larry F. Norman author of “The Public Mirror: Molière and the Social Commerce of Depiction”. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Brian Bedford as Alceste JD Cullum as Clitandre Sarah Drew as Eliante Martin Jarvis as Philinte Darren Richardson as Basque, Du Bois Susan Sullivan as Arsinoe Nick Toren as Oronte Matt Wolf as Acaste, Guard Bellamy Young as Celimene Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Translated by Richard Wilbur.

This timeless comedy of manners is considered one of Molière’s most probing and mature works. While it’s still an exemplar of 16th century farce, Molière went beyond his usual comic inventiveness to create a world of rich, complex characters, especially in the cynical title character Alceste, played here by the Tony Award-winning actor Brian Bedford. Lead funding for this production is provided by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation. This recording also includes an interview with Larry F. Norman author of “The Public Mirror: Molière and the Social Commerce of Depiction”. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Brian Bedford as Alceste JD Cullum as Clitandre Sarah Drew as Eliante Martin Jarvis as Philinte Darren Richardson as Basque, Du Bois Susan Sullivan as Arsinoe Nick Toren as Oronte Matt Wolf as Acaste, Guard Bellamy Young as Celimene Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Translated by Richard Wilbur.
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This timeless comedy of manners is considered one of Molière’s most probing and mature works. While it’s still an exemplar of 16th century farce, Molière went beyond his usual comic inventiveness to create a world of rich, complex characters, especially in the cynical title character Alceste, played here by the Tony Award-winning actor Brian Bedford. Lead funding for this production is provided by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation. This recording also includes an interview with Larry F. Norman author of “The Public Mirror: Molière and the Social Commerce of Depiction”. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Brian Bedford as Alceste JD Cullum as Clitandre Sarah Drew as Eliante Martin Jarvis as Philinte Darren Richardson as Basque, Du Bois Susan Sullivan as Arsinoe Nick Toren as Oronte Matt Wolf as Acaste, Guard Bellamy Young as Celimene Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Translated by Richard Wilbur.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Brian Bedford, Martin Jarvis, J.D. Cullum

Length:

1h 51m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:43


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

12:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

00:21


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:08


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:17


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:19