Folly meets Moliere
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danielpquinn | Newark, NJ, 2/21/21
When I produced Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden’s play VANDALEUR’S FOLLY (on the first failed Irish commune) Margaretta asked me to have the men play the women, and the women the men.
We did so. My actresses loved playing the male parts. The men not so much in 1983. Thuggery, shenanigans, a new view of the human spirit are all part of the Theatre over time.
Charlatans, liars and fools don’t do so well. Beware Ted, Lindsay, Don etc. Beware.
Encore for Moliere and France.
“Molière” ‧ Extraordinary epic film of life and work of Moliere (1622–1673). Gripping, beautiful, tribute to Moliere by Ariane Mnouchkine (a favorite director of mine). “Molière” was entered in the 1978 Cannes Film Festival and PBS in 1980. It is a profound retort to the TARTUFFE zoomcast by FIAF in NYC.
Ariane Mnouchkine, Music composed by: René ClemencicProducer: Claude Lelouch, Cast: Philippe Caubère, Marie-Françoise Audollent, : César Award Best Sound, César Award Best Film, César Award Best Director
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danielpquinn684 | Newark, NJ, 6/29/20
Sorry, they tore down Moliere as a revolutionary like wall paper alla Zoom………………….
Dreadful rendition of one of Moliere’s greatest plays.
danielpquinn684 | Newark, NJ 7/13/20
Moliere curls were in & out. Let’s look at a century from Desi Arnaz to Carmen Miranda, Rita Moreno and many others. Ethnicity is an asset not a look.
Your appearance can change for your command of the part is what matters. This weird article has a banal glow of fashion and Hollywood glamour. It suggests all that matters is surface.
But the Art of Acting is our essence beneath the surface into our souls.
Not any color just divine. “Oh what Fools we mortals be. ” WS.