Moliere Today 1 by Michael Spingler

By Michael Spingler

This assortment makes a speciality of Moliere's theatre as works to be played in addition to learn. The essays deal of their a variety of methods with limits that are imposed and revered or violated and damaged. The query of transgression either as an issue inside Moliere's performs and as a issue confronting Moliere's critics and interpreters is addressed. The publication goals to amplify the scope of educational scholarship and contain the considering and insights of actors.

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He had a great pleasure in watching people transform themselves. : Usually, one sees Sganarelle as a younger man than his master. In this production, the role was played by the only old gentleman in the troupe, Gilbert Vilhon. : Because, since Antoine started in the theatre, Vilhon had been for him a little like a family member. Besides, Antoine wanted to show Sganarelle, the servant, as a kind of a father or guardian, someone with the wisdom of experience. : After all, how old is Don Juan? His picture as a greytempled man comes from the 19th and the 20th centuries.

The walls are covered with square tiles (about two feet on a side) which are padded and upholstered with a powder-blue fabric. Set in on the diagonal six inches from each corner is an upholstery button and in the center of each square is a shortstemmed red rose, backed by a small round reflector. One of these square wall panels is curious enough; 300 of them is stunning. They stretch at least 20 feet from floor to ceiling, 10 tiles high, and surround the modified thrust stage on three sides in a series of zigzag wall units set at right angles to each other, 3 tiles wide, then 1, then 7, then 1, then 3 to upstage center, and then symmetrically down the other side.

Photo: A. Bernard Morlino 4. Dom Juan, Act I, Scene III. Antonie Vitez, Director. Photo: CI. Bricage 34 JEAN-M. C. LANSKIN 5. Dom Juan, Act IV, Scene 3. Antoine Vitez, Director. Photo: A. Bernard Merlino ANTOINE VITEZ RE-STAGING MOLIÈRE 35 6. L’Ecole des Femmes, Act III, Scene 4. Antoine Vitez, Director. Photo: CI Bricage 36 JEAN-M. C. LANSKIN 7. Le Misanthrope, Act III, Scene 4. Antoine Vitez, Director. Photo: A. Bernard Morlino ANTOINE VITEZ RE-STAGING MOLIÈRE 37 8. Le Misanthrope, Act IV, Scene 3.

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