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By Moliere, Adolph Caso, Claire Nicholas White, Carl Milo Pergolizzi

As an actor and playwright, Moliere performed a key position within the transition clear of the Italian Commedia Dell’Arte to the ever well known l. a. Comédie Française. Moliere broke clear of the impromptu, formula-mask variety shows which have been rooted within the Italian Renaissance theater, and brought stay, written discussion in response to the folks and costumes of the day—real humans whose characters acceded the degree, and the viewers made its reference to every one foible enacted via the acting protagonists. hence, the satire within the Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme turned poignant and interesting. In L’Avare, Moliere gave the miser a actual physique that was once plausible and real.
during this anthology containing 4 of Moliere most well liked performs, The Bourgeois Gentleman, The health care professional regardless of Himself, The Affected Damsels, The Miser (regular edition), and The Miser (short edition), Mr. Pergolizzi interprets a French grasp of the theater in fluent and smooth English prepared for functionality on any American stage.

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Add to that the two hundred pistoles that you are going to give me, and that will make exactly sixteen thousand francs that I will pay the first chance I get. MRS JOURDAIN (Aside to Mr Jourdain) There. Didn't I tell you? MR JOURDAIN Hush! DORANTE Loaning me that sum won't put you out, I hope. MR JOURDAIN Oh, no! MRS JOURDAIN (Aside to Mr Jourdain) That man is milking you dry. MR JOURDAIN Hold your tongue! DORANTE If that would inconvenience you, I could go elsewhere. MR JOURDAIN No, sir. MRS JOURDAIN He won't be happy until he's put you in the poorhouse.

Do you wish to write to her in verse? MR JOURDAIN No, no. No verse. PHLSPHY MSTR Then you only want prose? MR JOURDAIN No, I want neither prose nor verse. PHLSPHY MSTR But it's got to be one or the other, sir. MR JOURDAIN Why? PHLSPHY MSTR For the simple reason, sir, that one can only express one's self in prose or in verse. MR JOURDAIN Is there nothing then but prose or verse? PHLSPHY MSTR No, sir. All that is not prose is verse, and all that is not verse is prose. MR JOURDAIN And when one speaks, what's that?

Hoho! " Hold on, my friend. " Here you are, that's what your lordship gives you. He hands out more money. APPRENTICE Your lordship, we shall all drink to the health of your Grace. " Oh! Oh! Oh! Wait. Don't leave. "Your Grace" to me! (Aside) Good heavens, if he goes as far as Your Highness, he'll have my entire purse. (Aloud as he hands out more money) Here you are. " APPRENTICE We thank his Lordship most humbly for his generosity. MR JOURDAIN A good thing he stopped for I was about to give him everything.

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