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The School for Lies: A Play Adapted from Molière's The Misanthrope
by David Ives
Northwestern University Press, 2012
Paper: 978-0-8101-2882-8
Library of Congress Classification PS3559.V435S36 2012
Dewey Decimal Classification 812.54

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Adapted from Molière’s The Misanthrope, David Ives’s The School for Lies tells the comic tale of Frank, who shares with Molière’s Alceste a venomous hatred of the hypocrisy that surrounds him. Like his predecessor, Frank gets into trouble for insulting the work of a dreadful poet and falls in love with Celimene, a witty widow. In Ives’s madcap version, however, Celimene returns Frank’s affection because she wrongly believes him to be King Louis XIV’s bastard brother. Borrowing from Shakespeare, reality TV, and everything in between, The School for Lies is an inspired entertainment as well as a pointed study in self-delusion, all rendered in sparkling couplets.


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