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Comedie Francaise: Le Misanthrope
Cinematic capture of live stage performance of Molière’s classic comedy
Alcest loves Célimène, a flirtatious woman from the Parisian high society.
He loathes this world for its hypocritical etiquette but, shaken by a public trial he is called to by this social circle, he must visit Célimène to ask for her help…
Le Misanthrope looks at a society freed from the authority of family and religion, where people show their true nature as lust and desire take over. The main character’s questionable morals, giving up on high society etiquette and demands, force his peers to shed light on their own contradictions and shortcomings.
Captured Live at LA COMÉDIE-FRANÇAISE, Paris
Stage Direction: Clément Hervieu-Léger
Cast: Troupe and the actors of the Académie de la Comédie-Française
French with English Subtitles
549 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939
Public parking available next door to the theater. Two hour street parking available on Magnolia.
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