Arnolphe

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Arnolphe

plans marriage to ward; maintains guardianship under alias. [Fr. Lit.: L’Ecole des Femmes]
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Arnolphe

representative of jealous middle age. [Fr. Lit.: L’Ecole des Femmes]
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Conscientious theatergoers may be familiar with The School for Scandal, The School for Wives and School of Rock.
Mahon's Theatre collects his original reworking of six classic plays in historical order: Sophocles' Oedipus, Euripedes' The Bacchae, Moliere's The Schoolfor Husbands and The School for Wives, Racine's Phedre, and Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac.
Back in 1997 he even had a go at 'straight' acting, appearing in a production of Moliere's The School for Wives, whose cast included Gillian Kearney.
Retitled The School for Wives on the basis of the very sequence in Surrey during which the young wife sets herself the task of learning to live on a moderate income, it has the additional interest of its "jazz accompaniment" (191).
Since moving several years ago into their permanent home at the Conant Performing Arts Center, the Georgia Shakespeare Festival has gained confidence, and offering a production of the rarely performed Cymbeline along with the Festival's lighter summer offerings of Much Ado About Nothing and The School for Wives shows that confidence.
His other translations include Racine's Berenice, Moliere's The School for Wives and The Mi santhrope.
Over the next 40 years Wilbur would produce lively, sophisticated and eminently stageworthy versions of Moliere's verse comedies--The Misanthrope (1955), Tartuffe (1963), The School for Wives (1971), The Learned Ladies (1978), The School for Husbands (1992), Sganarelle or The Imaginary Cuckold (1993), Amphitryon (1995), Don Fuan (1998), The Bungler (2000) and Lovers' Quarrels (2005).
Another comedy by Kelly, The School for Wives (1773), and an afterpiece, The Romance of an Hour (1774), proved successful.
Neil Bartlett is a London-based performer, director and author, whose work in America includes the music-theatre piece Sarrasine and translations of Moliere's The Misanthrope and The School for Wives.