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“Love is all bad sonnets, big
fluffy beds and silly preening in the first half of THE MISANTHROPE... Then the
gloves come off...and the characters are fighting for their lives.
Molière's 1666 comedy about yearning for truth and love in a world of self-serving hypocrites never falls out of fashion.... The play is recast here in a tonic new verse version by Constance Congdon...
This is a world...where words do all the damage.
Playwright Congdon (TALES OF THE LOST FORMICANS) has done an exemplary job of making that language count. Her rhymes are not as elegant as those in Richard Wilbur's standard verse translation, and that's the point. There's a lean angularity in her lines, a flashing sense of purpose.”
Steven Winn, San Francisco Chronicle
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