Track Act Length
01 01 - Act 1 34:09
02 02 - Act 2 23:18
03 03 - Act 3 22:55
04 04 - Act 4 23:48
05 05 - Act 5 26:47

Cast
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

Production
Book Coordinator: ToddHW
Meta Coordinator: ToddHW
Proof Listener: Sonia

Artwork
Cover: Harpagon and La Flèche in a German production of “The Miser”, 1810, August Wilhelm Iffland
Inset: Engraving of Moliere from Frontispice d’une édition de 1840 : Théâtre français - Œuvres de Molière, Éditeurs - Martial Ardant frères.
Insert: Harpagon de l'Avare de Molière, 19th century, by Pouget

Harpagon, the title character of The Miser, is consumed by all aspects of his wealth. He makes money by lending at usurious rates and pinching pennies at all turns.  A widower in his sixties, he seeks to marry Mariane, an attractive young woman who is already involved with his son Cléante.  His daughter, Elise, is the beloved of Valere, a steward in his household. He insists she marry a wealthy older man. The plot moves quickly, coming to a head when a servant, La Flèche, steals his money box.  The play deftly blends satire and farce, and also makes fun of theatrical functions, such as spoken asides that the characters actually hear and including the audience among the possible suspects in the robbery. The seemingly intractable complications are eventually resolved by the discovery that some of the problematic characters are actually long-lost relatives.  The Miser is loosely based on and borrows plot points and dialog from the Latin comedy Aulularia by Plautus and from Italian farces. Versions began appearing throughout Europe soon after its debut in 1668. The play has been translated and adapted continuously ever since.


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Item Info
EAN 0701236969795
Media MP3 CD
Package DVD box
Author Molière (1622-1673) Translated by Charles Heron Wall (1836 - 1905)
Recording
Read by Cast
Length 2 hour and 5 minutes
Type Dramatic

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The Miser

  • Author: Molière
  • Product Code: DB-1259
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