Blinded by admiration, Orgon, a property-owning French man, brings the poor and insincere Tartuffe into his home and arranges for his daughter to marry him. Various members of the family attempt to have Tartuffe thrown out.

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Orgon is a man of property duped by the false piety of the penniless Tartuffe. Orgon takes him into his house, believing him a paragon of virtue. Orgon orders his daughter to reject her fiancé and marry Tartuffe. First Dorine, the family servant, tries a strategy to avert the marriage; then Orgon's son tries his hand. They anger Orgon, and to prove paternal power, he disinherits his son and makes Tartuffe his heir. Next Orgon's wife tries to bring her husband insight, a stratagem that partially backfires. With the bailiff at the door ordering Orgon to vacate his own home and with Tartuffe at court to prove Orgon's a traitor, all seems lost. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Leçons des ténèbres: Troisième leçon ds ténèbres pour le mercredi Saint
Music by François Couperin
Soprano: Nadine Satereau
Contralto: Janine Collard
Violin: Huguette Fernandez & Marie-Claire Misson
Viole de gambe: Marie-Anne Mocquot
Orgue: Noëlie Pierront
Direction & réalisation: Laurence Boulay
(Extrait du disque ERATO DP 23-1)
(p) Editions Costallat 1954
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