TARTUFFE (THE HYPOCRITE)

by Justin Fleming
Image courtesy Melbourne Theatre Company's production of The Hypocrite

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TARTUFFE (THE HYPOCRITE)

by Justin Fleming

Chaos reigns when an impostor works his way into a family as a preacher on how they should all live virtuous lives. But he has ulterior purposes - not least being designs on the married lady of the house and her husband's considerable fortune. This timeless comedy by Moliere is here adapted by Justin Fleming in what The Age called 'a great achievement, intelligent and entertaining.'

'What a novel way to tart up a dusty seventeenth-century play, a favourite with Louis XIV. Not that it was necessary to vulgarise Tartuffe, Molière’s title for the play. Justin Fleming had already done a fabulous job of translating the original, capturing the earthy quality of the French with contemporary Australian slang and references.' Carol Middleton, AustralianStage, Nov 2008

'Likeable, funny, clever, spectacular. Justin Fleming's translation owes a lot to Byron, with its long lines and crazy rhymes ... Immensely good fun. Chris Boyd, The Herald Sun, Nov 2008

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