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The Miser

Lady Gregory's adaptation, Molière's comedy in Five Acts. L'Avare (The Miser) originally played 9th September 1668.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Molière 

  • Synopsis

    Harpagon is a rich miser who is infamous for hoarding his wealth. He keeps his horses so weak with hunger they can't be used and lends his money at extortionate rates so the borrowers are crippled. He won't give his children the money they require to make good marriages and finds that he and his son are in love with the same woman, Marianne. Cleante, his son, stages a robbery to regain control over his life.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Anselme Udolphus Wright
Brindavoine Udolphus Wright
La Fleche Eric Gorman
Cleante Fred O'Donovan (1)
Harpagon Arthur Sinclair
Master Simon Sydney J Morgan
Valere J M Kerrigan
Master Jacques J A O'Rourke

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Kiltarten Moliere/translations by Lady Gregory

  • Year

    1910

  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address

    England

  • ISBN

    9781143542398

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RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Copyright Expired

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