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The Miser, Garrick Theatre

A guest review from Fionnuala Barrett

I had high hopes heading into the Garrick; a comic classic by Molière with updated swipes at contemporary life, brought to life by a cast filled to bursting with comedic talent, some of it gratifyingly high-profile — a hit, … 427 palabras más

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Molière’s version of Don Juan appeared in 1665, only thirty-five years after Tirso de Molina’s, but it seems to inhabit a quite different world. It seems a more civilised world, more refined; and Don Juan is no demonic force of nature here, as he had been in the earlier play – no… 1.644 palabras más

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