The Misanthrope

MOLIÈRE (1622 - 1673), translated by Henri van LAUN (1820 - 1896)

Alceste, the misanthrope, hates everyone including himself. But unlike in many pure farces with their cliche stock characters, the characters here are much more well rounded, and who knows - Alceste might actually grow and change throughout the play. "Those who admired noble thoughts, select language, accurate deliniations of character, and a perfect and entertaining style, placed this comedy from the very beginning where it is generally put, with the common consent of all students of sound literature, in the foremost rank of the good comedies of Moliere." - Summary by Translator and ToddHW

Cast list:
Alceste, in love with Celimene: Nemo
Philinte, his friend: ToddHW
Oronte, in love with Celimene: alanmapstone
Celimene, beloved by Alceste: Leanne Yau
Eliante, her cousin: Sonia
Arsinoe, Celimene's friend: Eva Davis
Acaste, Marquis: Tomas Peter
Clitandre, Marquis: Sean Lally
Basque, servant to Celimene: PaulHW
Dubois, servant to Alceste: RecordingPerson
An Officer of the Marechaussee: Roger Melin
Stage Directions: KHand
Edited by: ToddHW


Genre(s): Plays, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:34:09
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:23:18
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:22:55
Play 04 Act 4 Group 00:23:48
Play 05 Act 5 Group 00:26:47