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I recommend this item. This play is significant in the history of classical French literature and indeed in the history of Western lit. The translation by Richard Wilbur is nothing short of excellent. It is in rhyming verse, which makes it more entertaining. Other great playwrights like the Bard used rhyming verse only occasionally. Also, this play goes to the heart of something inherent in human nature. In everyone, perhaps, there is a tendency to want to tell the truth, even when it might hurt or offend or insult others, but also a tendency to be diplomatic and polite and keep one's truth to oneself. This is one of my favourite plays in all the repertoire.
What made the experience of listening to The Misanthrope the most enjoyable?
Great play. Great recording with dynamic use of sound and fine dramatic narration.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Misanthrope?
Alcest's showdown with his lady.
Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
Just add Cabernet?