The Misanthrope

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Martin Crimp's version of Molire's classic updates the play by bringing it into a contemporary London world of theatre and media moguls, giving it a sublime, carefully balanced blank verse language that is enjoyably savage. The misanthropic, ruthless Alceste is in love with Jennifer, but is constantly being thwarted by various male callers. Starting by mocking critic-turned-playwright Covington, Alceste soon exten's his scathing satiric attack to the whole media circus that encircles him. Retribution comes with Jennifer's final rejection of him.

PublisherFaber and Faber
CategoryFull Length Play
ThemeDrama
TypeScript
AuthorMartin Crimp
ISBN 9780571259519
Music Byn/a
Adapted ByMartin Crimp
Based OnMoliere
Male6
Female3
TypeScript
Royalty PlaySamuel French Ltd.
Sale Price$31.95 (excl. GST and postage)
Our reference78916


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