The Misanthrope, or the Cantankerous Lover
Should we run away from what we loathe and withdraw from the world? Or are we condemned to come to terms with our fellow human beings? Molière wrote The Misanthrope, or the Cantankerous Lover with all the vigor of one appalled, who is passionately against disloyalty, against the people of the court who make or break reputations. By contrasting the vanity of the world with Alceste’s (Lambert Wilson) uncompromising love for Célimène, Molière reveals an intransigence, an idealism that will defy time. It is a play described by his contemporaries as “the portrait of the century,” a masterpiece...
Director: Peter Stein
Actors: Lambert Wilson, Jean-Pierre Malo, Hervé Briaux, Brigitte Catillon, Manon Combes, Pauline Cheviller, Paul Minthe, Léo Dussollier, Patrick Dozier, Jean-François Lapalus, and Dimitri Viau
JMD Production in coproduction with the Théâtre Montansier/Versailles
1h50 without intermission
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