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The Misanthrope will be performed at Price Theatre on:
April 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.
The Misanthrope, Molière’s comedy about a man who rails against the world’s hypocrisy, was first performed in Paris in 1671. The Theatre Arts department is using the acclaimed verse translation by Richard Wilbur (born 1921), twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
The library has the Richard Wilbur translation in:
We also have the play in the original French in Oevures complètes (PQ1821 .O23 1956, vol. 2) and Nine Classic French Plays (PQ1220 .S37) and in other translations.
For books about Molière, use the online catalog or look in the lower level in the PQs, e.g. The Molière Encyclopedia (PQ1851 .M57 2002) and The Cambridge Companion to Moliere (PQ1860 .C36 2006), or see the article on Molière in The Dictionary of Literary Biography, available online here . (The Dictionary of Literary Biography also has an entry on Richard Wilbur .)