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The Resource Tartuffe : comedy in five acts, 1669, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur

Tartuffe : comedy in five acts, 1669, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur

Label
Tartuffe : comedy in five acts, 1669
Title
Tartuffe
Title remainder
comedy in five acts, 1669
Statement of responsibility
translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Richard Wilbur's verse translation of Tartuffe has been acclaimed as a masterpiece in its own right. Set in rhymed couplets, it captures not only the tone of the original but the dramatic energy as well. Not surprisingly, the play in this translation has been performed regularly over the years. One of Moliere's most popular plays, Tartuffe, written in 1669, tells the story of Orgon, a rich bourgeois who has become a prude and bigot in his middle age. He is the perfect mark for Tartuffe, a wily opportunist and swindler, who ingratiates himself with Orgon by affecting an air of piety. Soon the gulled Orgon not only hands over his fortune but offers his daughter in marriage to Tartuffe. But Orgon discovers his "spiritual" master's true nature in a most shocking and hilarious fashion
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1622-1673
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Molière
Dewey number
842.4
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ1842
LC item number
.A485 1963
Literary form
dramas
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1921-2017
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  • Wilbur, Richard
  • Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)
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  • French drama
  • French drama (Comedy)
  • French drama
  • French drama (Comedy)
Label
Tartuffe : comedy in five acts, 1669, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5846548
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
xii, 106 pages
Lccn
63017778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Collection copy signed by translator.
System control number
(OCoLC)5846548
Label
Tartuffe : comedy in five acts, 1669, translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5846548
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
xii, 106 pages
Lccn
63017778
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Collection copy signed by translator.
System control number
(OCoLC)5846548

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