Two new versions of Molière's The Mistanthrope adapted by Justin Fleming
Molière's The Misanthrope is taken from seventeenth century France to twenty-first century Australia in a new version by Justin Fleming. This volume includes Fleming's original version as well as the version performed at the Sydney Opera House in 2018 in which the gender of Alceste is reversed from male to female.
"This adaptation of Molière's play, by Justin Fleming, is crackling with his usual wickedly witty, distinctive eye (and ear) and clever flair for the difficult translating of the Alexandrine French poetry to capture with inventive rhythm and rhyme an equivalent that communicates story, character and coruscating satiric comedy and observation."
- Kevin Jackson's Threate Diary
Like Justin Fleming's other adaptations of Molière (The Literati, Tartuffe, The School for Wives, The Miser) The Misanthropeis as important and relevant to society now as it was when first performed in 1666.
This edition includes forewords from Peter Evans, Artistic Director Bell Shakespeare Company and Lee Lewis, Artistic Director Griffin Theatre Company.
|Date of Publication||2019|