The School for Husbands

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(4.5 stars; 12 reviews)

In 1661 and 1662 Moliere presented the plays The School for Husbands (this one) and then The School for Wives. "The central situations of the two have much in common: the arbitrary and jealous lover to whom circumstances have given almost the authority of a husband: the simple ward rescued from physical constraint by the unfettered cunning of love." In between writing the two plays he got married. Listen to both and see if this comedic genius of the farce changed his attitude. - Summary by ToddHW and The Translator

Cast list:

Sganarelle: Nemo

Ariste, his brother: ToddHW

Valere, lover to Isabella: Peter Tucker

Ergaste, servant to Valere: Tomas Peter

A Magistrate: alanmapstone

A Notary: Zames Curran

Isabella: Sonia

Leonor, her sister: Leanne Yau

Lisette, maid to Isabella: Availle

Stage Directions: Sandra Schmit

Edited by:  ToddHW (1 hr 22 min)


Act 1 25:46 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 33:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 23:02 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Enjoyable Old Comedy

(5 stars)

An enjoyable old comedy full of wit and wisdom, should one care to look. Well done, Readers!

(2.5 stars)

I liked The School for Wives better.


(4 stars)

It's only better in French. Great