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|1. The Misanthrope||Moliere||N/A||Album Only|
Unabridged MP3-CD; approximately 1 hour 52 minutes; 1 MP3-CD; performed by Brian Bedford and full cast.
Vendor: L.A. Theatre Works on Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: 2016
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.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Brian Bedford as Alceste
JD Cullum as Clitandre
Sarah Drew as Eliante
Martin Jarvis as Philinte
Darren Richardson as Basque/Du Bois
Susan Sullivan as Arsinoe
Nick Toren as Oronte
Matt Wolf as Acaste/Guard
Bellamy Young as Celimene
Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Translated by Richard Wilbur. Recorded at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood, CA.
Includes an interview with Larry F. Norman author of The Public Mirror: Molière and the Social Commerce of Depiction.