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Tartufe

or The Hypocrite

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lord Longford 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Molière 

  • Author Notes

    Based on the classic French comedy of the same name (1664)

  • Setting

    The action of the play is transposed to any big city in any country today (1938).

  • Notes

    Radiogram by kind permission of H.M.V., Eustace Street. Tubular Furniture by Metal Utilities, Percy Place, Dublin.

  • Synopsis

    Tartufe is a fraidster and an imposter, who masquerades as a figure of great integrity and grace while manipulating others to his own ends. A new adaptation of Molière's classic satire on class and religious hypocrisy.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    9

  • Cast Size Female

    4

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Dorina Cathleen Delany
Damis Liam Gaffney
Cleanthus Ronald Ibbs
A Policeman Wm. Van Craen
Madame Pernelle Doris Finn
Elmira Jean Anderson
Tartufe Hamlyn Benson
Valerius Blake Gifford
Mariana Vivien Dillon
The Puppet Master Noel Illiff
Orgon Michael Ripper
Loyal Basil Lord
Flipote Noel Delaney
Production Team  
Settings by Eric Adeney
Settings by Peter Powell
Producer Peter Powell
Musician Gretta Smith
Musician Alice Brough
Musician Annie McNally
Manager Lord Longford
Stage Director Basil Lord
Stage Manager Cecil Brock
Stage Manager Doris Cloghran
Set Construction Michael Lambert
Wardrobe Mistress Christina Keely
Chief Electrician Patrick Long
Secretary Maureen Naish-Gray
Carpenter Michael Lambert

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.