LA Theater Works: Tartuffe
The Roman Catholic Church of France banned public performances of Tartuffe upon its debut in 1664, denouncing its attacks on religious hypocrisy as immoral and heretical. It took five years for the outrage to fade, and when Molire finally staged full performances of his work, it became an immediate success, and to this day is considered one of the masterworks of Western comedy. The version you'll hear is in the definitive translation by Richard Wilbur.
Tartuffe by Molire stars Tony Award-winner Brian Bedford in the title role, with John de Lancie, Martin Jarivs, Alex Kingston, and more. The broadcast includes a conversation with Bedford about Molire.
John de Lancie