Event Tartuffe
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Venue Merlyn Theatre, Southbank, VIC
First Date 15 February 2008
Opening Date 15 February 2008
Last Date 8 March 2008
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "This is Molière's dream of Melbourne 2008, where a moneyed family is torn asunder by the arrival of Tartuffe, a charismatic and diabolically witted Rasputin, a holy con-man whose handle for seduction is as firm as his grasp on religious hypocrisy. During Tartuffe's 1664 premiere, Molière's hilarious and savage satire against power and piety enraged the religious censors, relying on the intervention of King Louis himself to stay playing on the stage. In this outrageously sharp adaptation by Louise Fox, the salons of Enlightenment Paris become the cabana lounges of the new Toorak gentry."
Description Source Production Company
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Adaptation
Satire
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Laura Brent Actor
Marcus Graham Actor
Francis Greenslade Actor
Peter Houghton Actor
Rebecca Massey Actor
Barry Otto Actor
Ezekiel Ox Actor
Luke Ryan Actor
Alison Whyte Actor
Louise Fox Adaptor
Neil Armfield Artistic Supervisor
Peter Farnan Composer
Anna Tregloan Costume Designer
Matthew Lutton Director
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Peter Farnan Musical Director
Jean-Baptiste Moliere Playwright
Anna Tregloan Set Designer
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Works
Text Nationality France
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Assistant Director Matthew Lutton took over the direction of this production early in rehearsals when Artistic Director Michael Kantor took ill. Neil Armfield stepped in as Companion Artist.
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Web Malthouse theatre website
Event Identifier 76025