The Bourgeois Gentleman

MOLIÈRE (1622 - 1673), translated by Philip Dwight JONES ( - )

The Bourgeois Gentleman of the title is a middle-class social climber, assured that by learning all the arts of a true and noble gentleman, he shall truly become one. This enables Moliere to satire both the pretentious middle class and the snobbish aristocracy all at one time. Originally presented in 1670 before the court of Louis the 14th with music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, it was more recently re-choreographed by George Balanchine to music by Strauss. This will be a purely spoken version of the original. - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
Monsieur Jourdain, bourgeois: ToddHW
Madame Jourdain, his wife: Lian Pang
Lucile, their daughter: Lydia
Nicole, maid: Charlotte Duckett
Cléonte, suitor of Lucile: Tomas Peter
Covielle, Cléonte's valet: Peter Tucker
Dorante, Count, suitor of Dorimène: MaskedTai
Dorimène, Marchioness: Sarah Holtz
Music Master: Leanne Yau
Pupil of the Music Master: Zames Curran
Dancing Master: Beth Thomas
Fencing Master: Jennifer Fournier
Master of Philosophy: John Burlinson
Tailor: K. Adrian Stroet
Tailor's Apprentice: Arielle Lipshaw
First Lackey: David Olson
Second Lackey: MaryAnnS
First Man: Michaël Cadilhac
Second Man: Tomas Peter
Woman: Niki Myers
Musician: Chuck Williamson
First Male Singer: Michaël Cadilhac
Second Male Singer: Chuck Williamson
Woman Singer: Niki Myers
Stage Directions: Availle
Edited By:  ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:15:20
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:30:20
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:48:26
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:18:00
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:13:18