The Miser

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(4.6 stars; 17 reviews)

The Miser is a comedy of manners about a rich moneylender named Harpagon. His feisty children long to escape from his penny-pinching household and marry their respective lovers. Although the 17th-century French upper classes presumably objected to the play's message, it is less savage and somewhat less realistic than Molière's earlier play, Tartuffe, which attracted a storm of criticism on its first performance. (Summary by wikipedia)

Harpagon: ToddHW
Cleante: Elizabeth Klett
Valere: Cebes
Anselme: Elliot Gage
Master Simon: bala
Master Jacques: Algy Pug
La Fleche: Alan Mapstone
Brindavoine: ElleyKat
La Merluche: Etel Buss
Elise: Arielle Lipshaw
Marianne: Elizabeth Ramsey
Frosine: Libby Gohn
Officer: Simon Pride
Narrator: Charlotte Duckett

Audio edited by: Arielle Lipshaw (2 hr 5 min)


Act 1 32:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 27:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 24:28 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 4 17:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 5 22:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


Great satire

(4 stars)

The cast does an excellent job with this play but I prefer Moliere's plays in verse.