Track Act Length
01 01 - Act 1 24:43
02 02 - Act 2 18:35
03 03 - Act 3 20:55
04 04 - Act 4 20:31
05 05 - Act 5 27:25

Cast
Arnolphe, alias Monsieur De La Souche: Peter Tucker
Chrysalde, friend to Arnolphe: ToddHW
Horace, in love with Agnes: Tomas Peter
Enrique, brother-in-law of Chrysalde: Chuck Williamson
Oronte, father to Horace and a great friend of Arnolphe: Nemo
Alain, a country fellow, servant to Arnolphe: alanmapstone
A Notary: Zames Curran
Agnes, a young innocent girl, brought up by Arnolphe: Leanne Yau
Georgette, a country-woman, servant to Arnolphe: Sonia
Stage Directions: Availle
Edited By: ToddHW

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

Artwork
Cover: Cover: Front page of L'École des femmes (1662) by Molière. Engraving by T. de Marc from the 1719 Edition Source Octave Uzanne, Le Livre, Paris, A. Quantin, 1880
Inset: Frontispice d'une édition de 1840 : Théâtre français - Œuvres de Molière Éditeurs Martial Ardant frères.
Inset: Engraving of Moliere from Frontispice d’une édition de 1840 : Théâtre français - Œuvres de Molière, Éditeurs - Martial Ardant frères.
Insert: Dessin de Boucher pour illustrer la pièce de Molière, 1734 , Dessin de François Boucher, gravure de Laurent Cars.

Arnolphe, the protagonist of The School for Wives, is so intimidated by women that he resolves to raise his young ward, Agnès, as his future wife, first in a convent and then at age 17 in a cloistered residence he keeps under an alias, Monsieur de la Souche.  She soon meets and falls for Horace, the son of Arnolphe’s friend Oronte. Horace unwittingly confides his affection for Agnès to Arnolphe, who plots to outwit Horace and marry Agnès.  A misunderstanding takes shape: Arnolphe believes Agnès has agreed to marry him; Agnes believes She has been permission to marry Horace. Ironically, Horace seeks Arnolphe ‘s help in rescuing Agnès from M. de la Souche.  Matters are resolved only when Oronte arrives with his friend Enrique and they announce Horace is to marry Enrique’s daughter, who turns out to Agnès.  Game over. Moliere’s comedy was first staged December 26, 1662 at the Palais Royal theatre for the Phillippe, Duke of Orleans, brother of Louis XIV, and met with public controversy. This prompted Moliere to release a clever sequel, La Critique de L'École des femmes, to help explain his unique style.


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Item Info
EAN 0701236969801
Media MP3 CD
Package DVD box
Author Molière (1622-1673) Translated by Henri van Laun (1820 - 1896)
Recording
Read by Cast
Length 1 hour and 52 minutes
Type Dramatic

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The School for Wives

  • Author: Molière
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