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George Dandin, ou Le mari confondu

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George Dandin, ou Le mari confondu is a hilarious and entertaining play by Molière that tells the story of a wealthy peasant who marries into a noble family, only to be constantly humiliated and mistreated by his wife and her relatives. The play is a satire on the social disparities and the hypocrisy of the aristocracy, as George Dandin's attempts to assert his rights and gain respect are constantly thwarted by his wife's manipulation and his in-laws' indifference.

The humor in the play is sharp and biting, with Molière's witty dialogues and cleverly crafted plot twists keeping the audience engaged from start to finish. The character of George Dandin is a tragicomic figure, a man who is both ridiculous in his naivety and sympathetic in his suffering. His constant struggles to assert his dignity and regain control of his life make him a relatable and endearing protagonist.

Overall, George Dandin, ou Le mari confondu is a delightful and thought-provoking play that offers a scathing commentary on the follies and vanities of human behavior. Molière's wit and insight shine through in every scene, making this play a classic of French literature that is still relevant and enjoyable to this day.

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George Dandin soupçonne sa femme de le tromper avec un galant. Mais il a beau s'enrager et essayer de convaincre ses beaux-parents de la trahison, à chaque coup qu'il veut les surprendre en flagrant-délit, les amants s'en tirent de l'affaire. Une farce tragi-comique de la plume de Molière, qui lui-même jouait le rôle du mari cocu dans la première mise-en-scène. - Summary by Sonia Personnages: George Dandin, riche paysan, mari d'Angélique: Frédéric Surget Angélique, femme de George Dandin, et fille de M. de Sotenville: Linda Olsen Fitak Clitandre, amant d'Angélique: Rémi Monsieur de Sotenville, gentilhomme campagnard, père d'Angélique: Stéphanie Madame de Sotenville: Christiane Jehanne Lubin, paysan, servant de Clitandre: Margot Claudine, suivante d'Angélique: Pauline Latournerie Colin, valet de George Dandin: ToddHW Narratrice: Sonia

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