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    • Tartuffe

    • By: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, JB Blanc, Daniel Blinkoff, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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 up his fortune, it’s up to his family to expose the truth before they end up in the poorhouse!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Kevin Pablo on 03-01-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Misanthrope

    • By: Richard Wilbur (translator), Molière
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, J. D. Cullum, Sarah Drew, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good play, great translation, good performance

    • By Timoteo on 03-08-18

    Regular price: $4.95

    • School for Wives

    • By: Moliere, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: William Brown, Wellesley Chapman, Joe Damour, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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 to be Moliere's masterpiece. Richard Wilbur's subtle verse translation illuminates the great master of comedy at his wittiest.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Molière Collection

    • By: Molière
    • Narrated by: Richard Easton, Brian Bedford, Joanne Whalley, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    Six hilarious satires from the ingenious Molière, France’s original master of comedies: "The Imaginary Cuckold", "The School for Husbands", "The School for Wives", "Tartuffe" and "The Misanthrope".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic. Easton is a god

    • By Joseph M. on 02-16-13

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Le Malade Imaginaire

    • By: Molière
    • Narrated by: Roméo Carlès, Mary Marquet, Raymond Souplex, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Comédie en 3 actes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More than I expected from an audiobook.

    • By Sereina Keller on 12-21-17

    Regular price: $5.11

    • L'Avare

    • By: Molière
    • Narrated by: Pierre Vaneck, Catherine Sellers, Jezn Dessailly, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Harpagon, riche et avare, a deux enfants : Elise - amoureuse de Valère - et Cléante qui souhaite épouser Mariane, jeune fille sans fortune. Harpagon qui a peur qu'on le vole a dissimulé dans le jardin un coffre avec 10000 écus d'or ! Il se méfie de tout le monde, même de ses enfants auxquels il dévoile ses plans : il va épouser Mariane, Elise épousera Anselme - un vieillard - et Cléante une veuve.

    Regular price: $5.11

    • The Bungler

    • By: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Richard Easton, Adam Godley, Alan Mandell, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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 progressively wilder plots, only to see his best-laid plans go very awry in Molière’s The Bungler, translated by Richard Wilbur.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Les fourberies de Scapin

    • By: Molière
    • Narrated by: Robert Hirsch, Jacques Charon, Jacques Toja, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    En l'absence de leurs pères partis en voyage, Octave, fils d’Argante ainsi que Léandre, fils de Géronte, se sont épris l'un de Hyacinte, jeune fille pauvre et de naissance inconnue qu'il vient d'épouser, le second de la "jeune Égyptienne" Zerbinette.

    Regular price: $11.08

    • Les précieuses ridicules

    • By: Molière
    • Narrated by: Robert Hirsch, Robert Manuel, Georges Chamarat
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Original Recording
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Deux jeunes seigneurs parisiens, La Grange et Du Croisy, quittent fort mécontents la demeure de Gorgibus, riche bourgeois de province arrivé récemment à Paris pour marier sa fille Magdelon et sa nièce Cathos. Les deux amants n'ont pas été jugés suffisamment à la mode par les deux jeunes filles.

    Regular price: $5.51

    • L'école des femmes

    • By: Molière
    • Narrated by: Louis Jouvet, Jean Richard, Fernand René, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Arnolphe prétend qu'une femme ne peut être sage et vertueuse qu'autant qu'elle est ignorante et niaise. Aussi, pour avoir une épouse à sa guise, il fait élever sa jeune pupille, Agnès, au fond de sa maison, sous la garde d'un valet et d'une servante aussi niais qu'elle.

    Regular price: $11.08

    • Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

    • By: Molière
    • Narrated by: Louis de Funès, Bernard Blier, Marthe Mercadier, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Monuments du cinéma populaire français, Bernard Blier et Louis de Funès usent de leur talent comique et de leur verve pour défendre l'immortelle comédie-ballet de Molière, "Le Bourgeois gentilhomme". À leurs côtés Marthe Mercadier, François Périer, Jean Topart, Jean Parédès..., grandes figures du théâtre français.

    Regular price: $24.13

    • Dom Juan [French Version]

    • By: Molière, Jean Vilar
    • Narrated by: Daniel Sorano, Georges Wilson, Philippe Noiret, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Le personnage de Dom Juan est avant tout un mythe. Les efforts d'identification à un personnage réel sont vains, on peut seulement lui reconnaître certains critères qui lui sont propres.

    Regular price: $2.98

    • Les femmes savantes

    • By: Molière
    • Narrated by: Michel Bouquet, Pierre Vaneck, Maria Mauban, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Les femmes soulèvent à chaque époque - croyant l'inventer - la querelle de l'égalité des sexes, qui dure en vérité depuis que le monde est monde. Dans "Les femmes savantes", Molière s'attaque cependant moins au beau sexe qu'aux cuistres des deux bords. Si Bélise ou Philaminte revendiquent un savoir qui leur encombre la langue sans leur pénétrer l'esprit, l'art et la science de Trissotin se résument également à un ridicule jargon mondain.

    Regular price: $11.05

    • Tartuffe [French Version]

    • By: Molière
    • Narrated by: Henri Virlojeux, Sophie Desmarets, Yves Furet, and others
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    "Le Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur" est une comédie de Molière en cinq actes et en vers créée le 5 février 1669 sur la scène du Théâtre du Palais-Royal. Orgon est l'archétype du personnage de cour tombé sous la coupe de Tartuffe, un hypocrite et un faux dévot. Il est, ainsi que sa mère, Madame Pernelle, dupe de Tartuffe. Ce dernier réussit à le manipuler en singeant la dévotion et il est même parvenu à devenir son directeur de conscience.

    Regular price: $2.03

    • The Imaginary Cuckold and School for Husbands

    • By: Molière, Richard Wilbur (translator)
    • Narrated by: Brian Bedford, Emily Bergl, Dakin Matthews, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    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. Translated by Richard Wilbur.

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Doctor in Spite of Himself (Dramatised)

    • By: Moliere
    • Narrated by: NBC University Theater
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, mostly known by his stage name Molière, wrote The Doctor in Spite of Himself in the 17th century. It's the story of Sganarelle, who is mistaken for a reputable doctor, even though, as an alcoholic woodcutter, he has no idea what a doctor should know. In turn, he helps a girl who has "lost" her voice as well as her lover.

    Regular price: $6.10

    • Las preciosas ridiculas [The Ridiculous Beautiful Things]

    • By: Moliére
    • Narrated by: Pablo Lopez
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Cathos y Madelon, hija y sobrina del burgués Gorgibus, intentan constantemente imitar un lenguaje que consideran elegante y refinado, y lo que hacen realmente es caer en la más absoluta ridiculez. Gorgibus quiere casarlas a toda costa con dos jóvenes de buena familia parisina: La Grange y Du Croisy, pero ellas les rechazan, porque dicen "no son finos ni tienen sentmientos elegantes" Los jóvenes despechados, deciden vengarse de las "preciosas ridículas".

    Regular price: $1.75

    • El enfermo imaginario [The Imaginary Invalid]

    • By: Moliere
    • Narrated by: Pablo Lopez
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Argán es un viejo hipocondriaco y egoísta, siempre rodeado de medicinas y médicos, que está dispuesto a sacrificar a su hija, casándola con un médico a quien ella no quiere, para asegurarse así, que siempre tiene un médico en casa. Belina, la segunda esposa de Argán finge estar enamoradísima de el, pero lo que espera es heredar cuanto antes mejor. Lo que no se puede ni imaginar es la prueba a la que Antoñita, la simpática criada de Argán, la va a someter para desenmascararla delante de su marido.

    Regular price: $2.45

    • The Misanthrope

    • By: Moliere
    • Narrated by: Kevin Gudahl, Hollis Resnick
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Razor-sharp wit inflames a competitive game of survival in the salons of 17th century France where, in this world of "finest appearances," one man's blunt honesty shatters his society's delicate web of manners. Often considered to be Moliere's Hamlet, this is a wickedly scathing satire.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant satire all too relevant for our time

    • By AdriCarrasco on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • L'école des femmes

    • By: Molière
    • Narrated by: Louis Jouvet
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    "Presque trois siècles séparent Molière et Louis Jouvet. Pourtant leurs destins sont extraordinairement similaires. Ces deux hommes de théâtre, chefs de troupes, metteurs en scène, ambassadeurs du théâtre populaire, se sont tous deux épuisés à la tâche. Il s'en fallut de peu qu'ils ne meurent en scène."

    Regular price: $4.95

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