Synopsis

The Learned Ladies

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Freyda Thomas from Moliere

Published by Samuel French Inc

5 Male 6 Female

Philamente, a most unliterary lady is intent on having a high toned literary salon. She has neither literary nor common sense, which makes her easy prey for sycophantic con artist Trissotin

He passes himself off as a famous poet and becomes a permanent house guest. Philamente hopes to marry her daughter to Trissotin, but the daughter wishes to marry the unsuitable Clitandre

This version strays from a strictly literal translation of Moliere's play, often employing anachronisms in the rhymed couplets that will appall purists and absolutely delight everyone else

If you want your audiences to roll with laughter as they watch a play by a "famous dead playwright," this version is for you

REVIEWS

"Thomas' modernisms smartly put the satire's emphasis on the pomposity rather than the feminism of the Precieuse Movement" ~ Variety

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