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Tartuffe adalah drama komedi klasik lima babak karya Molière (dramawan Prancis) yang bercerita tentang seorang munafik bernama Tartuffe yang berpura-pura menjadi suci, sangat taat dan selalu mengatasnamakan Tuhan atas segala yang ia lakukan. Orgon, bangsawan kaya di Paris adalah salah satu korbannya. Tartuffe mengincar harta warisannya dan bermaksud mengawini putri tunggal...more
Softcover, 191 pages
Published 2008 by Kepustakaan Populer Gramedia (first published 1664)
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As a Christian myself, I read Tartuffe with close precision. Taking apart each verse, I tried to figure out if the play was really an attack on Christianity and my faith. However, after close examination of the play, I found that the play doesn’t really try to attack the Christian faith. Rather, it tries extremely hard to avoid such an attack, and instead simply targets the hypocrites in the Church at the time.

Many parts of the play show the respect that Moliere had for religion. An example o...more
Nov 19, 2009 miaaa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to miaaa by: ninus
I'm asking myself, and keep looking at the introduction, 'was this book really published in 17th century?' I'm practically astounded and enjoy every bits of it.

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
Nicholas Armstrong
I thought this was rather good. I think my issue, as it is with most plays, is that it wasn't meant to be read. The reactions, the slapstick antics of Dorine and Orgon, these were all meant to be performed and witnessed to highten their humor. As it is, the dialogue is amusing, and much of the humor can still seep through, but I know that where I was smirking with the text I would probably be laughing at the play.

Outside of that, I think if it was a play I was watching I would love it. To commit...more
Tartuffe was banned from public performance for several years because of the Catholic church--the Archbishop of Paris declared that anyone who saw, performed in, or even read the play would be excommunicated. Apparently he was upset about the false piety of the title character. For me though, the work is more of a scathing critique of a family patriarch who leads his family to misery and disaster because of his blind allegiance to such a figure (an even bigger dig at the church?). But the real s...more
A hilarious comedy about the early, french Con-Man, holds with such poetics the flaws of man and his blind adoration and faith in religion. Religion, although popular during this time (1660s), is being criticized in that one could not blindly believe in a preacher preaching, so one must tread carefully in lying faith.

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
Ana Mardoll
Tartuffe / 0-151-00281-9

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
Molière tackles in this work religious hypocrisy and does so in a manner that is superior to (but as controversial as) Sinclair Lewis' Elmer Gantry. But as daring as Molière's classic work may have been in the 1660s and as controversial as it may still be today, the playwright's fault (in my eyes) is his glowing admiration for the monarchy. Much like the philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, one can't help but wonder how much more radical would have been his writing if not so constrained by...more
Sep 29, 2008 Rachel rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel by: Caleb Hill
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i liked this play a lot... a bit slow at the beginning, but the plot and writing were great. it was so witty and funny, i laughed out loud a lot ;)
How disappointing! I really liked this play when I first read it way back in middle school. It was my first exposure to Molière, and I remembered being so impressed with his work. I am still impressed with Molière, but not so much with Tartuffe.

I guess when I was young Tartuffe was so different from the usual plays that you have to read in school. It wasn't Our Town, or Death of a Salesman (both of which I can't stand), it wasn't the ancient Antigone or Oedipus Rex, it wasn't William Shakespear...more
(my translation is by Morris Bishop)

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 a really funny play and I found it very enjoyable. It is easy to read and understand and if you are into comedy, I highly recommend reading it.

The play is about a family that allows a man named Tartuffe to live with them. Orgon (the father) allows Tartuffe to stay because he believes that Tartuffe is a wonderful person with so much charity when in reality he is nothing more than a hypocrite. Orgon promises Tartuffe that he can marry his daughter Marianne. Even though Marianne is in love...more
This clever comedy was written in the mid-17th c. during the early stages of the Enlightenment. Moliere employs classic comic devices of plot and character in a way that comments on his own immediate social scene. During the Enlightenment, social status was the root of an individual's worth. Moliere creates a character, Tartuffe, who outwardly shows piety, but is truly just a religious hypocrite and a cheat. He attempts to gain social status and worth through an insidious plan to take over a hou...more
I bought this book at a used bookstore in DC called "books for america" for $1 off a new arrivals rack.

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
Ahmed Azimov
عظمة موليير تكمن في شعبويته، في تواصله مع الجمهور، في سعيه الى قيمة أخلاقية حداثية لمجتمعه كما جين أوستن.

ربما قيمة نصوصه أدبيا لاتوازي تلك العظمة.
Tartuffe is a humorous play about hypocrisy. The character Tartuffe is careful to present himself as a religious man and is quick to judge others. He has Orgon convinced of his sincerity, so much so that Orgon is willing to marry his daughter to Tartuffe and deeds all his property to him. Most of Orgon's family sees Tartuffe for the hypocrite he is, but Orgon must learn through bitter experience.

Tartuffe is a quick read and would be an entertaining play to see put on. The ending is somewhat disa...more
Lit Bug
Moliere is the best-known writer of French comic satires, and this play was written in 1664, in French. French comedy abounds in wit and satire garbed in comedy full of puns among other literary devices.

Owing to the merciless satire on orthodox religion, it was banned for five years. English Restoration comedies of classic authors such as Congreve and Wycherley are a direct result of the French influence.

The French (original) version is far richer in allusiveness than the English one. Would rate...more
Tartuffe by Moliere

Reading a new book can change your perspective. Tartuffe made me look at Moliere from a very different angle.
For me, Moliere used to mean: light comedies, satire and some characters that will come off very badly- we will laugh at them and learn never to do the same, if we are to avoid public opprobrium.
Tartuffe begs to differ and made me see that this classification was, if not completely wrong, at least shortsighted.
The chance to see and appreciate Moliere much more was give...more
Once again, Moliere succeeds in creating a funny yet scathing play, this time attacking religious hypocrisy and blind faith towards the King. I have to admit, I haven't actually laughed at many plays- that is reserved for truly good comedies such as the works of Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, and the works of Moliere. Tartuffe is definitely a play that caused me to chuckle at least a few times; what a smart comedy this is!

My one gripe about Tartuffe is that while Tartuffe himse...more
Read the play, then saw it performed. Thank God for actors! The written word's not half as witty, nor as interesting, as people living the lines on stage. Had never seen nor read Moliere before. Broad farce, mostly religious and social satire. He wrote about 50 years after Shakespeare. Funny how Not Different we are from people 350 years ago. Same foibles, same concerns...and same sense of humor, obviously, because the audience I was in loved the jokes.
ZǿǾmẫ Shŗbãtiķǻ
طرطيف أو المرائي مسرحية من تأليف كاتب فرنسي شهير يُدعى موليير في القرن ال 17

بيتكلم عن خصلة النفاق والخوف ..نفاق رجال الدين وتسترهم بستار الدين والتحكم ف ادق تفاصيل الناس وتقييد الحريات وخوف الناس من تكسير تلك القيود اتقاءا لنميمة وثرثرة بعضهم على بعض
أولئك الناس المتحدثون دوما عن الفضيله والتقوى عابدون للمظاهر محبون لإثارة ضجه حول مظاهرهم و التفاخر بها بلا بلا بلا ..
عموما من أقذر الصفات النفاق و الحكم على الغير بالمظاهر
بيتهيألي لو موليير عايش وشاف كمية الطراطيف اللي حوالينا كان عرف إنه كان بيأذن...more
Эта работа Мольера должен сказать что мне меньше понравилась в сравнении с другими работами этого замечательного автора.

В ней всё так же как и в остальных работах автора заложены призвания к разуму читателя, к его мудрости и бдительности, но она заметно уступает неким фирменным стилем и изящностью, который есть в других пьесах автора.
Its funny! Dorine is so funny! I loved her 3D character! Hers together with Mariane's shy and easily frighten character make really funny scenes.
Its a funny classic. More than i expected. Moliere is good playwright.
It wasn't that funny, so with a subtitle "A comedy" on my book, I definitely had different expectations going in. It was good considering when it was written, and the moral it is forced to tout. But I think I was expecting a bit more farce, and a little less preaching. I loved the ending and sensed a bit of sarcasm just at the end, though that may have been my own biases being read into the text. It was fun that the servant in the house was by far the most intelligent of the lot, and her use of...more
Saw a production of Molière's Tartuffe over the weekend, and the text sounds surprisingly modern for a 17th-century play. Once your ear gets used to the rhyming couplets, they fade away. What's more, the serious subject matter -- a less than intellectual man falling under the spell of a falsely pious grifter -- is told in a hilarious manner. The characters are memorable (I especially liked the independent and witty housemaid, Dorine), the dialogue mostly sparkling (there are a couple of instance...more
Read in French in high school. I've also seen it performed a couple of times, and its good every time I go.
Thanks for the recommendation Susie. I had heard the play was good and enjoyed the quick read.
Hahaha, this book had some really funny parts.
Wicked funny. Or rather, wicked and funny.
Dec 10, 2013 e.c.h.a rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to e.c.h.a by: miaaa
Lampu perlahan meredup. Suasana mulai hening. Tirai pun di buka. Musik klasik mengalun perlahan. Di panggung berdiri Ny. Pernelle, Marianne, Damian, Elmire, Dorine. Adegan pun terus berlanjut hingga ke Babak 5. Musik pun bergerak dramatis. Pause. Tepuk tangan gemuruh. Layar pun tertutup. Lampu kembali bergerak terang. Dan tepuk tangan semakin bergemuruh saat para pelakon keluar kembali.

Itu lah yang saya rasakan saat membaca naskah drama ini, saya layaknya sedang duduk di kursi di dalam gedung...more
Have to read Tartuffe for French class, but I don't mind reading anything by Moliere. I'm almost done with it...

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
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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his stage name, Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known dramas are Le Misanthrope, (The Misanthrope), L'Ecole des femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), L'Avare ou l'École du mensonge (The Miser), Le Malade...more
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