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Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 3 - Scene 1 Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 3 - Scene 1

Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 3 - Scene 1
ACT III - SCENE ISCENE I. -- THE MIDDLE AISLE OF ST. PAUL'S. SHIFT. (COMING FORWARD.) This is rare, I have set up my bills without discovery. (ENTER ORANGE.) ORANGE. What, signior Whiffe! what fortune has brought you into these west parts? SHIFT. Troth, signior, nothing but your rheum; I have been taking an ounce of tobacco hard by here, with a gentleman, and I am come to spit private in Paul's. 'Save you, sir. ORANGE. Adieu, good signior Whiffe. (PASSES ONWARD.) (ENTER CLOVE.) CLOVE. Master Apple-John! you are well met; when shall we sup together, and... Plays - Post by : Allnewe - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ben Jonson - Read : 3050

Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 2 - Scene 2 Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 2 - Scene 2

Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 2 - Scene 2
ACT II - SCENE IISCENE II. A ROOM IN DELIRO'S HOUSE.(ENTER DELIRO, MACILENTE, AND FIDO WITH FLOWERS AND PERFUMES.)DELI. I'll tell you by and by, sir, --Welcome good Macilente, to my house,To sojourn even for ever; if my bestin cates, and every sort of good entreaty,May move you stay with me.(HE CENSETH: THE BOY STREWS FLOWERS.)MACI. I thank you, sir. --And yet the muffled Fates, had it pleased them,Might have supplied me from their own full store.Without this word, 'I thank you', to a fool.I see no reason why that dog call'd Chance,Should fawn upon this fellow more than... Plays - Post by : Allnewe - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ben Jonson - Read : 3313

Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 2 - Scene 1 Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 2 - Scene 1

Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 2 - Scene 1
ACT II - SCENE ISCENE I. -- THE COUNTRY; BEFORE PUNTARVOLO'S HOUSE. (ENTER FASTIDIOUS BRISK, CINEDO, CARLO BUFFONE, AND SOGLIARDO.) FAST. Cinedo, watch when the knight comes, and give us word. CIN. I will, sir. (EXIT.) FAST.How lik'st thou my boy, Carlo? CAR. O, well, well. He looks like a colonel of the Pigmies horse, or one of these motions in a great antique clock; he would shew well upon a haberdasher's stall, at a corner shop, rarely. FAST. 'Sheart, what a damn'd witty rogue's this! How he confounds with his similes! CAR. Better with similes than smiles:... Plays - Post by : Allnewe - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ben Jonson - Read : 711

Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 1 - Scene 1 Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 1 - Scene 1

Every Man Out Of His Humour - Act 1 - Scene 1
ACT I - SCENE ISCENE I. -- The Country. (ENTER MACILENTE, WITH A BOOK.) MACI. "Viri est, fortunae caecitatem facile ferre."'Tis true; but, Stoic , in the vast world,Doth that man breathe, that can so much commandHis blood and his affection? Well, I seeI strive in vain to cure my wounded soul;For every cordial that my thoughts applyTurns to a corsive and doth eat it farther.There is no taste in this philosophy;'Tis like a potion that a man should drink,But turns his stomach with the sight of it.I am no such pill'd Cynick to believe,That beggary... Plays - Post by : Allnewe - Date : May 2012 - Author : Ben Jonson - Read : 3223

The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman - Act 5 The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman - Act 5

The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman - Act 5
ACT VSCENE I.--MRS. JOURDAIN, MR. JOURDAIN. MRS. JOUR. Goodness gracious me! Lord, have mercy on us! What can this be? What a figure! Is it a _momon (Footnote: Apparently there is no English equivalent to _momon in this sense.) you have in hand, and is this carnival time? Do speak! What does all this mean? Who trussed you up in this manner? MR. JOUR. Just see the impertinent woman, to speak after such a manner to a _mamamouchi_. MRS. JOUR. What do you say? MR. JOUR. Yes, you must show me respect now; I have just been made a _mamamouchi_. MRS.... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 3481

The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman - Act 1 The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman - Act 1

The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman - Act 1
ACT IThe overture is played by a great many instruments; and in the middle of the stage the PUPIL of the MUSIC MASTER is seated at a table composing a serenade which MR. JOURDAIN has asked for. SCENE I.--MUSIC MASTER, DANCING MASTER, THREE SINGERS, TWO VIOLIN PLAYERS, FOUR DANCERS. MUS. MAS. (_to the MUSICIANS). Come into this room, and rest till he comes. DAN. MAS. (_to the DANCERS). Come also, on this side. MUS. MAS. (_to his PUPIL). Have you finished? PUP. Yes. MUS. MAS. Let me see. Very good. DAN. MAS. Is it anything new? MUS. MAS. Yes; it is... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 2633

The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman - Persons Represented The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman - Persons Represented

The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman - Persons Represented
THE SHOPKEEPER TURNED GENTLEMAN. (LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME.) BY MOLIERE, TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE. WITH SHORT INTRODUCTIONS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES. BY CHARLES HERON WALL. 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' was acted before the King for the first time at Chambord, on October 14, 1670, and on November 28 at the Palais Royal. After the second representation, Louis XIV. said to Moliere, "You have never written anything which amused me more, and your play is excellent." But it obtained a still greater success in Paris the _bourgeois willingly and good-humouredly laughed at what they deemed their neighbours' weaknesses. The three first acts are the... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 2858

Sganarelle; Or, The Self-deceived Husband - Act 1 Sganarelle; Or, The Self-deceived Husband - Act 1

Sganarelle; Or, The Self-deceived Husband - Act 1
ACT ISGANARELLE: OR THE SELF-DECEIVED HUSBAND, (_SGANARELLE: OU LE COCU IMAGINAIRE_.) SCENE I.--GORGIBUS, CELIA, CELIA'S MAID. CEL. (_Coming out in tears, her father following her_). Ah! never expect my heart to consent to that. GORG. What do you mutter, you little impertinent girl? Do you suppose you can thwart my resolution? Have I not absolute power over you? And shall your youthful brain control my fatherly discretion by foolish arguments? Which of us two has most right to command the other? Which of us two, you or I, is, in your opinion, best able to judge what is advantageous for you?... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 2859

Sganarelle; Or, The Self-deceived Husband - Dramatis Personae Sganarelle; Or, The Self-deceived Husband - Dramatis Personae

Sganarelle; Or, The Self-deceived Husband - Dramatis Personae
GORGIBUS, _a citizen of Paris_. LELIO, _in love with Celia_. SGANARELLE, _a citizen of Paris and the self-deceived husband_. (Footnote: Moliere acted this part himself. In the inventory of his dresses taken after his death, and given by M. Eudore Soulie in his _Recherches sur Moliere_, 1863. we find: "a ... dress for the _Cocu imaginaire_, consisting of knee-breeches, doublet, cloak, collar, and shoes, all in crimson red satin.") VILLEBREQUIN, _father to Valere_. GROS-RENE, _servant to Lelio_. A RELATIVE OF SGANARELLE'S WIFE. CELIA, _daughter of Gorgibus_. SGANARELLE'S WIFE. CELIA'S MAID. _Scene_.--A PUBLICK PLACE IN PARIS.... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 3573

Sganarelle; Or, The Self-deceived Husband - Introductory Notice Sganarelle; Or, The Self-deceived Husband - Introductory Notice

Sganarelle; Or, The Self-deceived Husband - Introductory Notice
SGANARELLE: OR THE SELF-DECEIVED HUSBAND. A COMEDY IN ONE ACT. (_THE ORIGINAL IN VERSE_.) 28TH MAY, 1660. INTRODUCTORY NOTICE. Six months after the brilliant success of the _Precieuses Ridicules_, Moliere brought out at the Theatre du Petit-Bourbon a new comedy, called _Sganarelle, ou le Cocu Imaginaire_, which I have translated by _Sganarelle, or the self-deceived Husband_. It has been said that Moliere owed the first idea of this piece to an Italian farce, _Il Ritratto ovvero Arlichino cornuto per opinione_, but, as it has never been printed, it is difficult to decide at the present time whether or not this be... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 2854

The Middle Class Gentleman - Act 5 The Middle Class Gentleman - Act 5

The Middle Class Gentleman - Act 5
ACT VSCENE I (Madame Jourdaine, Monsieur Jourdain) MADAME JOURDAIN. Ah, My God! Mercy! What is all of this? What a spectacle! Are you dressed for a masquerade, and is this a time to go masked? Speak then, what is this? Who has bundled you up like that? MONSIEUR JOURDAIN. See the impertinent woman, to speak in this way to a Mamamouchi! MADAME JOURDAIN. How's that? MONSIEUR JOURDAIN. Yes, you must show me respect now, as I've just been made a Mamamouchi. MADAME JOURDAIN. What are you trying to say with your Mamamouchi? MONSIEUR JOURDAIN. Mamamouchi, I tell you. I'm a Mamamouchi.... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 3874

The Middle Class Gentleman - Act 4 The Middle Class Gentleman - Act 4

The Middle Class Gentleman - Act 4
ACT IVSCENE I (Dorimene, Monsieur Jourdain, Dorante, two Male Musicians, a Female Musician, Lackeys) DORIMENE. Why, Dorante, that is really a magnificent repast! MONSIEUR JOURDAIN. You jest, Madame; I wish it were worthy of being offered to you. (All sit at the table). DORANTE. Monsieur Jourdain is right, Madame, to speak so, and he obliges me by making you so welcome. I agree with him that the repast is not worthy of you. Since it was I who ordered it, and since I do not have the accomplishments of our friends in this matter, you do not have here a very... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 1375

The Middle Class Gentleman - The Cast The Middle Class Gentleman - The Cast

The Middle Class Gentleman - The Cast
THE MIDDLE CLASS GENTLEMAN (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme) By MOLIERE (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673) Translated by Philip Dwight Jones Comedy-Ballet presented at Chambord, for the entertainment of the King, in the month of October 1670, and to the public in Paris for the first time at the Palais-Royal Theater 23 November 1670 The Cast Monsieur Jourdain, bourgeois. Madame Jourdain, his wife. Lucile, their daughter. Nicole, maid. Cleonte, suitor of Lucile. Covielle, Cleonte's valet.... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 2137

The Magnificent Lovers - Act 5 The Magnificent Lovers - Act 5

The Magnificent Lovers - Act 5
ACT VSCENE I.--ERIPHYLE, CLITIDAS. CLI. Where shall I go? which way shall I turn? Where am I likely to find the Princess Eriphyle? It is no small pleasure to be the first to bring news. Ah! here she is! Madam, I come to tell you that heaven has just now given you the husband it reserved for you. ERI. Alas! leave me, Clitidas, to my gloomy sorrow. CLI. Madam, I beg your pardon, I thought I did well to come and tell you that heaven has given you Sostratus for a husband; but, since it is unpleasant to you, I will... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 2814

The Magnificent Lovers - Act 4 The Magnificent Lovers - Act 4

The Magnificent Lovers - Act 4
ACT IVSCENE I.--ARISTIONE, ERIPHYLE. ARI. Nothing can be more gallant or better contrived. My daughter, I wished to come alone here with you, so that we may have a little quiet talk together; and I hope that you will in nothing hide the truth from me. Have you in your heart no secret inclination which you are unwilling to reveal to me? ERI. I, Madam? ARI. Speak openly, daughter; what I have done for you well deserves that you should be frank and open with me. To make you the sole object of all my thoughts, to prefer you above all... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 2336

The Magnificent Lovers - Act 3 The Magnificent Lovers - Act 3

The Magnificent Lovers - Act 3
ACT III(ARISTIONE, IPHICRATES, TIMOCLES, ERIPHYLE, ANAXARCHUS, SOSTRATUS, CLITIDAS.) ARI. We must always repeat the same words. We have always to exclaim: This is admirable! Wonderful! It is beyond all that has ever been seen. TIM. You bestow too much praise on these trifles, Madam. ARI. Such trifles may agreeably engage the thoughts of the most serious people. Indeed, my daughter, you have cause to be thankful to these princes, and you can never repay all the trouble they take for you. ERI. I am deeply grateful for it, Madam. ARI. And yet you make them languish a long time for what... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 3471

The Magnificent Lovers - Act 2 The Magnificent Lovers - Act 2

The Magnificent Lovers - Act 2
ACT IISCENE I.--ERIPHYLE, CLEONICE. ERI. This is admirable! I do not think any dancing could ever be better; and I am glad to have them belonging to me. CLEON. And I am very glad, Madam, for you to see that my taste is not so bad as you thought. ERI. Do not be so triumphant. You won't be long before giving me my revenge. Leave me alone here.  SCENE II.--ERIPHYLE, CLEONICE, CLITIDAS. CLEON. (_going to meet CLITIDAS). I warn you, Clitidas, that the princess wishes to be alone. CLI. Leave that to me. I understand court etiquette.  SCENE III.--ERIPHYLE, CLITIDAS. CLI.... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 2273

The Magnificent Lovers - Act 1 The Magnificent Lovers - Act 1

The Magnificent Lovers - Act 1
ACT ISCENE I.--SOSTRATUS, CLITIDAS. CLI. (_aside_). He is buried in thought. SOS. (_believing himself alone_). No, Sostratus, I do not see where you can look for help, and your troubles are of a kind to leave you no hope. CLI. (_aside_). He is talking to himself. SOS. (_believing himself alone_). Alas! CLI. These sighs must mean something, and my surmise will prove correct. SOS. (_believing himself alone_). Upon what fancies can you build any hope? And what else can you expect but the protracted length of a miserable existence, and sorrow to end only with life itself. CLI. (_aside_). His head... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 3375

The Magnificent Lovers - Preface The Magnificent Lovers - Preface

The Magnificent Lovers - Preface
THE MAGNIFICENT LOVERS (LES AMANTS MAGNIFIQUES) by MOLIERE Translated into English Prose. With Short Introductions and Explanatory Notes. by CHARLES HERON WALL The subject of this play was given by Louis XIV. It was acted before him at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, on February 4, 1670, but was never represented in Paris, and was only printed after Moliere's death. It is one of the weakest plays of Moliere, upon whom unfortunately now rested the whole responsibility of the court entertainments. His attack upon astrology is the most interesting part. Moliere acted the part of Clitidas.  PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR. The King, who will have... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 2490

Monsieur De Pourceaugnac - Persons Represented Monsieur De Pourceaugnac - Persons Represented

Monsieur De Pourceaugnac - Persons Represented
MR. DE POURCEAUGNAC. by MOLIERE Translated by Charles Heron WallTranslated into English Prose. With Short Introductions and Explanatory Notes. by CHARLES HERON WALL 'Monsieur de Pourceaugnac', acted on October 6, 1669, is nothing but a farce. But Moliere excels in farce as well as in higher comedy, and 'Monsieur de Pourceaugnac' is one of the best of its kind. The attacks upon the doctors of the time are not exaggerated. Moliere acted the part of Mr. de Pourceaugnac. PERSONS REPRESENTED. MR. DE POURCEAUGNAC. ORONTE, _father to JULIA. ERASTE, _lover to JULIA. SBRIGANI, _a Neapolitan adventurer_. FIRST PHYSICIAN. SECOND PHYSICIAN. AN... Plays - Post by : emb582 - Date : May 2012 - Author : Moliere - Read : 2876