The School for Wives


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(4.7 stars; 12 reviews)

In 1661 and 1662 Moliere presented the plays The School for Husbands and then The School for Wives (this one). "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 Moliere 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:


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 (1 hr 52 min)

Chapters

Act 1 24:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 18:37 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 20:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 20:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 27:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Greaf, better in French.


(4 stars)

Better in French!