George Dandin: or The Abashed Husband

Molière (1622 - 1673)
Translated by Henri van Laun (1820 - 1896)

"The treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle having been ratified ... and peace being assured ... Louis XIV resolved to give a festival in his favorite gardens of Versailles. Moliere's comedy, George Dandin, formed the chief entertainment." The plot: A wife comes home rather late, finds the door shut, and threatens to kill herself if her husband does not let her in. She pretends to do so; the good man rushes out quite terrified; the wife, meanwhile, sneaks in, and he is in his turn locked out. Add in her idiot parents (Sotenville means Idiot In Town) and this should be the usual madcap fun. - Summary by Translator and ToddHW

Cast list:
George Dandin, a rich farmer, husband to Angelique: MajorToast
Monsieur De Sotenville, a country gentleman, Angelique's father: ToddHW
Clitandre, in love with Angelique: Tomas Peter
Lubin, a peasant, Clitandre's servant: alanmapstone
Colin, George Dandin's servant: Stefan Von Blon
Angelique, George Dandin's wife: Bhavya
Madam De Sotenville: Sonia
Claudine, Angelique's maid: Leanne Yau
Stage Directions: TJ Burns
Edited by: ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays, Satire, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:28:22
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:25:31
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:29:07