Le Misanthrope Comédie Française

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This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.


The Comédie-Française is offering audiences the chance to enjoy emblematic repertoire plays at the cinema, in the original French with English subtitles. Molière, and more, will all feature in a season high in emotions and as a trial run we present a recorded live performance of Moliere’s greatest classic comedy ‘The Misanthrope’.

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. Recorded live. In French with English subtitles. 185m including interval.

Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)

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