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The Misanthrope (Modern Plays) Paperback – 15 Feb. 2013

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Molière doesn't need email and references to HRT to speak to us – what he really needs is a poet who can wring the dryness out of the 12-syllable Alexandrine line while retaining most of the juicy rhyming couplets. McGough's version is a whimsical delight. -- Alfred Hickling ― Guardian Published On: 2013-02-21

The wit of McGough’s text trembles on the verge of knockabout, which works admirably when the comedy is kept taut ... infused with real emotion ... [a] sparkling tragicomedy -- Jane Shilling ―
Telegraph Published On: 2013-02-20

Witty, insightful ... McGough’s sparky account, set firmly in a period of aristocratic frippery, is chock-full of down-to-earth contemporary lingo with dialogue spoken almost entirely in rhyming couplets ... McGough’s cheeky poetic license ... undoubtedly has audience appeal -- Roger Foss ―
Stage Published On: 2013-02-20

Stuffed with jaunty couplets and cheeky rhymes... darkly delicious ―
The Times

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Roger McGough, CBE is one of the pre-eminent poets writing today. As one of the Liverpool poets alongside Brian Patten and Adrian Henri, he helped create the art of performance poetry. He is also an accomplished playwright, with two of his previous adaptations of Molière's plays published by Methuen Drama. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2004.

Molière (1622-1673) was a French playwright and actor-manager who raised the standard of French comedy to a level commensurate with French tragedy.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Methuen Drama (15 Feb. 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 96 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1472510712
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1472510716
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.11 x 0.72 x 19.86 cm
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