The School for Lies

December 4, 2012

January 20, 2013

in CST's Courtyard Theater

by David Ives
adapted from The Misanthrope by Molière
directed by Barbara Gaines


Playwright of The Misanthrope

Jean Baptiste Poquelin, known to the world as Moliére, was and still is considered one of the greatest comedic writers of all time. Composing at a time when French audiences were both open to satire of currents events and comfortable with different types of theater, Moliére seized opportunities with both hands. Audiences had grown accustomed to the physical comedy of farces as well as the twisted plots of the comedy of intrigue. Moliére found a way to blend the two together by focusing on human behavior, specifically within society.

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