Condemned and banned for five years in Molière’s day, Tartuffe is a satire on religious hypocrisy. Tartuffe worms his way into Orgon’s household, blinding the master of the house with his religious "devotion," and almost succeeds in his attempts to seduce his wife and disinherit his children before the final unmasking.
Pathetic people always amuse me. I'd rather have a personal conversation with my God than showing off to other people that I go to church on regular basis. Dude I know some people who go to church to find a hubby/wife/bf/gf!
Hanya bisa bilang, Tartuffe hebat! Setiap orang harusnya tidak setengah-setengah dalam melakukan apapun. Jika kau...more
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this is my third favorite play by my third favorite playwright (the winners being danton's Death by Buchner and Lucifer by vondel, followed closely in fourth by a scottish play about grave robbers who murder someone to get a body and hilarity ensues, but I forget what that one is called).
I decided to buy it and reread it, it is still very very good, I bought the actors edition though and it p...more
I haven’t read any of Moliere’s plays since my college days, and that was a long time ago. Thought I’d pick a few and re-read them. This, obviously, was the first, and is the best known of his comedies. Moliere – that was his pseudonym; his real name was Jean-Baptiste Poquelin – was a favorite of Louis XIV, who enjoyed his broad humor. This was in spite of many of his plays being banned by the Church, or, if not banned, at least forced to g...more
At first glance a relatively easy play to categorize simply as farce, further reflection on Molière’s Tartuffe raises vexing questions. The story is simple. A religious zealot, Tartuffe, is rescued from poverty by Orton and brought to live in his benefactor’s home where his strict moral attitudes raise havoc with the rest of the family. Eventually Tartuffe makes the mistake of wooing Orton’s wife, Elmire, is kicked out of the house (but only after Orton has su...more
This is my second read through Tartuffe or l'Imposteur and thought I would finally write a review.
As others have stated, this is a brilliant piece of 17th century French literature. I feel the audience that can enjoy the piece can be broad.
The work is written in an almost rhythmic verse and the English translation reads wonderfully. The monologues are very witty and entertaining.
Tartuffe is a comedy however there are some real aspects which...more
Many parts of the play show the respect that Moliere had for religion. An example o...more
With scathing satire, gorgeous poetry, clever word choice, and a beautiful English translation, Tartuffe viciously attacks religious hypocrites who posture and preen in public and the dupes who are foolish enough to believe that holiness can only be measured by the outward show of morality. Moliere utilizes the sharp-witted servant girl motif to provide a cutting Greek chorus and to propel the action in a way that the obedient daughter stereotype cannot. In the end, hypoc...more
Outside of that, I think if it was a play I was watching I would love it. To commit...more
Menurut saya, Tart...more
Tartuffe adalah seorang gembel yang biasa terlihat di dekat gereja, tempat Orgon beribadah. Suatu ketika, Orgon terlibat percakapan dengan nya dan ia merasa bahwa Tartuffe itu adalah seorang yang amat dekat dengan Tuhan, justru karena kegembelannya itu. Akhirnya Orgon, mengajak Tartuffe untuk tinggal di rumahnya.
Kehadiran Tartuffe membuat semua orang di rumah tersebut, termasuk para pembantu, gerah dan muak, kecuali tentunya Or...more
Wow. I was pleasantly surprised by Tartuffe. I found it very entertaining! Even though it was written centuries before my time, I didn't find it hard to read at all (that may be because I'm used to reading older books, though). Sometimes I feel like I completely skipped my teen years. I've never been very interested in young adult books. Instead, I skipped to more mature books (I real...more
I also love how the women are portrayed. Elmire doesn't fall for Tartuffe's shit and she proves to her husband that she was right...more
Thankfully, Tartuffe reads very easily and fast, really fast. Moliere very obviously wanted to teach a lesson here, the constant sermonizing (Cleante I'm looking at you), was not subtle at all, though I suppose not a lot was subtle in this play. The characters are a bit one sided (this ain't Shakesp...more
Tartuffe is one of its best, and the main character has given birth to a name in French. "Un tartuffe" is someone who, through false morality, gains undue privileges. Though the action relies mostly on the same farcical knacks as other plays, mostly derived from italian Commedia dell'Arte, some scenes are famous (Act IV for instance) and the play could be a tragedy, were it not for the final deus ex machina.
Of course, Molière plays a...more
The play is about a man and his family who have a guest staying with them, a hypocrite by the name of Tartuffe. While the rest of the family see right through him, the father is completely taken in and allows him to stay. Tartuffe makes out to be a holy man, but in reality is anything...more
Orgon invites Tarruffe Into his home to live and gives him the best of everything a ove his family. He find religious counsel in Tartuffe as he really believe that he is a genuine and good man. He even plans to wed his daughter to Tartuffe.
Molier cleverly crafts a Play with outlandish character like Dorine, the household servant who does n...more
مسرحيه كوميديه فى خمسه فصول و الحقيقى اللافت للنظر كون مسرحيه بالمستوى الدرامى "الغير سئ" ينتج فى القرن السابع عشر و الاغرب كونه لا يفرق كثيرا عن اى فيلم عربى خاصه النهايه الساذجه المفرحه نوعا
After a little thought, I realized that this is the basic structure of se...more
Although the ending felt tacked on, it served for two meanings for me. One that faith in the King could be blindly assured; and the irony of allowing yourself to do so in the forme...more
&, You know, it's one of those you'll-work-on-this-play-at-least-once-in-your-career sort of writings. This along with "A Midsummer Night's Dream", "Romeo & Juliet", "Annie", "The Crucible", "The Importance of Being Earnest", & so on & so fort...more
I gave Tartuffe three stars because the ending was rather dull. I won't say why for fear I might spoil the book for future...more