Moliere's Tartuffe

Production still for "Moliere's Tartuffe". L-R: Ezekiel Ox, Laura Brent, Francis Greenslade, Peter Houghton, Barry Otto, Luke Ryan. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Moliere's Tartuffe

By Louise Fox

15 February 2008 – 08 March 2008 Merlyn Theatre

Adapted from Tartuffe by Moliere

Malthouse Theatre,

New Adaptation Theatre

This is Molière's dream of Melbourne 2008, where a moneyed family is torn asunder by the arrival of Tartuffe, a charismatic and diabolically witted Rasputin, a holy con-man whose handle for seduction is as firm as his grasp on religious hypocrisy. During Tartuffe's 1664 premiere, Molière's hilarious and savage satire against power and piety enraged the religious censors, relying on the intervention of King Louis himself to stay playing on the stage. In this outrageously sharp adaptation by Louise Fox, the salons of Enlightenment Paris become the cabana lounges of the new Toorak gentry.

Production still for "Moliere's Tartuffe". L-R: Marcus Graham, Alison Whyte. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Moliere's Tartuffe". L-R: Barry Otto, Marcus Graham. Photographer: Jeff Busby
Production still for "Moliere's Tartuffe". L-R: Barry Otto, Alison Whyte, Rebecca Massey, Francis Greenslade, Luke Ryan, Ezekiel Ox, Laura Brent. Photographer: Jeff Busby
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Production still for "Moliere's Tartuffe". L-R: Marcus Graham, Alison Whyte. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Moliere's Tartuffe". L-R: Barry Otto, Marcus Graham. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Production still for "Moliere's Tartuffe". L-R: Barry Otto, Alison Whyte, Rebecca Massey, Francis Greenslade, Luke Ryan, Ezekiel Ox, Laura Brent. Photographer: Jeff Busby

Creatives

Neil Armfield

Neil Armfield

Artistic Supervisor

Anna Tregloan

Anna Tregloan

Set Designer, Costume Designer

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Louise Fox

Louise Fox

Adaptor

Peter Farnan

Peter Farnan

Musical Director, Composer

Leonie Dixon

Leonie Dixon

Stage Manager

Matthew Lutton

Matthew Lutton

Director

Russell Goldsmith

Russell Goldsmith

Sound Operator/Engineer

Darren Kowacki

Darren Kowacki

Assistant Stage Manager

Alison Kidd

Wig Stylist

Amanda Carr

Amanda Carr

Dresser

Sara Douglas

Dresser

Bo Haldane

Head Mechanist

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