School for Husbands and The Imaginary Cuckold, or Sganarelle by Jean Baptiste Poquelin De Moliere

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“My notion of translation is that you try to bring it back alive. . . . If you take on a text which is somehow appropriate to you and which you may already love, what you want to do is to be as perfectly the slave of it as you can be.”—Richard Wilbur

Originally inspired by a revelatory Comédie-Française production of The Misanthrope in 1948 Paris, Richard Wilbur has made translating Molière part of his lifework. These two comedies of marriage and misunderstanding are gathered here in a single volume that is part of TCG’s new series (with design by Chip Kidd) to complete trade publication of these vital theatrical works.

 

About Jean Baptiste Poquelin De Moliere

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Richard Wilbur received his B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. from Harvard. Wilbur's publications include six volumes of poetry and two collections of his selected verse, a volume of his collection verse, translations of Molière's four most outstanding verse plays, a collection of of his prose and two books for children
 
Published July 1, 2009 by Theatre Communications Group. 128 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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