Catalogue of the Barton Collection, Boston Public Library
by Boston Public Library. Barton Collection
by Guy de Maupassant
Explorations and Encounters in French
by Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia. Conference
by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière
When the seemingly perfect Tartuffe ingratiates himself with the wealthy Orgon and his mother Madame Pernelle, he is soon welcomed into their home and into their lives. His combination of charm, respectability and religious authority proves so irresistible that he is eventually promised the hand of Orgon’s daughter in marriage. But the rest of Orgon’s family have grave doubts – is there more to Tartuffe than meets the eye? When the threat of eviction for the family and imprisonment for Orgon become apparent, is it all too late to find out?
This hilarious and irreverent whirlwind of lies, religious hypocrisy and family feuds features one of theatre’s most perfect comedy creations, the beguiling Tartuffe.