fubared1 from Boston, Ma
23 October 2012
Excellent performance by all concerned of a classic Moliere play.
British stalwarts Nigel Hawthorne, Janet Suzman, and Jim Broadbent are
all wonderful, as is the the remainder of the relatively unknown
supporting cast. The style may be overly theatrical for the medium, but
it works well here, given the nature of the play. My only serious
quibble would be with the all-too-British translation. I wish they had
used the Wilbur translation which retains the poetry of the original.
It's like Shakespeare in modern English without the verse. Molier wrote
in rhymed verse and the translation should reflect that. Watch out for
one of those delightfully happy, but totally unbelievable endings.
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