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...In this biting comedy of errors, the hapless Arnolphe is undone by his own double dealing and double standards. The School for Wives was first performed at the Palais Royal theatre on December 26, 1662, and is considered by many...
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...In 17th Century Sicily, a clever valet named Mascarille tries to help his boss Lélie win the girl of his dreams -- only to find that Lélie is a monumental dunce who ruins every one of his intricate schemes. Undaunted, Mascarille invents...
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...Initially banned in France by King Louis, Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes false piety and hypocrisy in the Catholic Church. When a pious fraud worms his way into a wealthy family and manipulates the patriarch into giving...

Marvell’s ‘Mourning’

Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...All citations from Marvell’s poems are from Marvell, Complete Poems .4812162024283236Marvell’s ‘Mourning’ might well be retitled ‘Mourning?’ for it refuses to give us a stable perspective on the act it at once overdescribes...

Some Similes in Paradise Lost, Book 9

Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Citations in the text are to Milton, Works . Further references to Paradise Lost will appear by book and line number in the text.445450Like other literary epics, Paradise Lost imitates the so-called epic similes which...

Thon Man Molière or Whit Got Him Intae Aw That Bother  

Written by

Liz Lochhead

~playauthor~Written by~ Liz Lochhead

Nick Hern Books, 2017

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Acts: 3, Scenes: 23, Roles: Total (7), Female (4), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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Summary
...Liz Lochhead's play Thon Man Molière, or Whit Got Him Intae Aw That Bother is about the brilliant but self-destructive French playwright, Molière. It was first performed at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh on 20 May 2016...
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...Molière wrote some of the most durable and penetrating comedies of all time. The Imaginary Cuckold and The School for Husbands are two of his grand farces of marriage and misunderstanding, one set in Paris and the other in the provinces...

Introduction

Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Current Practices

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...Directing Shakespeare in America: Current Practices examines the present landscape for directing Shakespeare in the US. It provides a snapshot picture of the field through an examination of the beliefs, methods and productions of many types...

On the Value of the Town-Bayes

Shakespeare Up Close : Reading Early Modern Texts

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...Marvell, Complete Poems, 193. Subsequent parenthetical citations in the text are to line numbers from this edition.4550Most late seventeenth-century poems about the literary world, or the experience of reading contemporary literature...

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Charles Ney

Charles Ney is a professor and Head of Directing in the Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University, USA. He has been artistic director at Manhattan Clearing House Contemporary Performing Arts Center, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Mary Moody Northen Theatre. Other directing credits include New York City’s Working Man’s Clothes Theatre, the Kennedy Center, Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Texas Shakespeare Festival. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Directing Shakespeare in America : Current Practices

Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2016

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...British influences on US practice While this is a study of US Shakespeare directors, it is important to acknowledge English directors and teachers who have been significant throughout the history...