The Hypocrite single work   drama   humour  
Alternative title: Tartuffe
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'This revival of Molière's classic 17th Century satire is divine intervention gone mad!

'Orgon is a wealthy man attempting to come to terms with middle age. Fortunately for him, and much to the dismay of his family, he meets Tartuffe – a supposed man of the cloth. Though everyone else can see Tartuffe for the fraud he really is, Orgon becomes obsessed with him, and it isn’t long before Orgon won’t make a decision without him.

'The relationship initially appears to be harmless, however when Orgon begins promising his possessions, his home, even his daughter to Tartuffe, Orgon’s family resolves to expose Tartuffe for the swindler he is.

'Filled with biting satire, this adaptation of thumping English verse by Justin Fleming will keep you enthralled with its Australian vernacular and subversive wit.' (2016 Production summary)

Notes

  • Adapted (and 'Australianised') from Molière's farce Tartuffe (1664).

Production Details

  • Produced at The Playhouse, Arts Centre, Melbourne, 8 November to 13 December 2008. Director: Peter Evans.

    Presented by Black Swan Theatre Company and performed at State Theatre Centre of Western Australia : 22 October - 6 November 2016.

    Cast featuring: Jenny Davis, Darren Gilshenan, Tessa Lind, HughParker, James Sweeny, Steve Turner, Alison van Reeken, Emily Weir, AlexWilliams

    Director Kate Cherry

    Set & Costume Designer Richard Roberts

    Lighting Designer David Murray

    Sound Designer/Composer Tony Brumpton

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Modern Frauds Modern Twist on Old Fraud Annelies Gartner , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 October 2016; (p. 1, 6p)

— Review of The Hypocrite Justin Fleming 2008 single work drama
Moliere’s Liars Ring True through the Centuries Victoria Laurie , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 October 2016; (p. 14)

— Review of The Hypocrite Justin Fleming 2008 single work drama
A Thoroughly Modern Moliere David Zampatti , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 28 October 2016; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Hypocrite Justin Fleming 2008 single work drama
The Day I Turned Left Michael Connor , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 53 no. 1-2 2009; (p. 78-79)

— Review of The Hypocrite Justin Fleming 2008 single work drama ; Just Macbeth! Andy Griffiths 2008 single work drama
The Day I Turned Left Michael Connor , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , January-February vol. 53 no. 1-2 2009; (p. 78-79)

— Review of The Hypocrite Justin Fleming 2008 single work drama ; Just Macbeth! Andy Griffiths 2008 single work drama
Modern Frauds Modern Twist on Old Fraud Annelies Gartner , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 5 October 2016; (p. 1, 6p)

— Review of The Hypocrite Justin Fleming 2008 single work drama
Moliere’s Liars Ring True through the Centuries Victoria Laurie , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 October 2016; (p. 14)

— Review of The Hypocrite Justin Fleming 2008 single work drama
A Thoroughly Modern Moliere David Zampatti , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 28 October 2016; (p. 8-9)

— Review of The Hypocrite Justin Fleming 2008 single work drama
Last amended 5 Oct 2016 08:30:49
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