George Dandin ou le Mari confondu

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George Dandin ou le Mari confondu (Georges Dandin or the Confounded Husband) is a French comedy by Molière. It premiered on 18 July 1668 at the Palace of Versailles. Subsequent public performances were given in the theatre of the Palais-Royal beginning on 9 November 1668.[1]

The play showcases the folly a man commits when he marries a woman of higher rank than his own. Molière's Dandin is an impersonation of a husband who has patiently to endure all the extravagant whims and fancies of his dame of a wife.

Characters[edit]

  • Georges Dandin (George Dandin), husband of Angelica
  • Angelica (Angélique), Georges Dandin's wife
  • Sir Sotenville (Monsieur de Sotenville), Angelica's father
  • Mrs Sotenville (Madame de Sotenville), Sir Sotenville's wife
  • Clitander (Clitandre), in love with Angelica
  • Claudine, Angelica's servant
  • Lubin, Clitander's servant
  • Colin, Dandin's servant

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Garreau 1984, p. 417.

Sources

  • Garreau, Joseph E. (1984). "Molière", pp. 397–418 in McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama, Stanley Hochman, editor in chief. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 9780070791695.
  • This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "article name needed". The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne. 

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