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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 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 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