Part of the Drama Classics series
Condemned and banned for five years in Moliere's day, Tartuffe is a satire on religious hypocrisy.
Tartuffe worms his way into Orgon's household, blinding the master of the house with his religious "devotion," and almost succeeds in his attempts to seduce his wife and disinherit his children before the final unmasking.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 129 pages
- Publisher: Nick Hern Books
- Publication Date: 22/02/2002
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9781854596376
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Review by leirali
I read this for my World Lit II class. I'm glad it was assigned because I really enjoyed it - way more than I expect I would enjoy a French play from the 17th century. But the subject of religious hypocrites never go out of style. Tartuffe is a major tool, and a master manipulator who, sadly, reminds me of someone I know. Lots of good nuggets of prose and quotable dialogue here. It's pretty much as awesome as awesome can get.
Review by trilliams
The humor's a bit outdated, and it's rather short, but if you know anything about how strong the church was in the 1600s then this is the boldest play you will ever read. The balls, Moliere, the balls.