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The Sisterhood

The Sisterhood (A Rehearsed Reading)

by Molière translated by Ranjit Bolt

Saturday 25th November

8.00pm, Main Stage


In ‘The Sisterhood’, Ranjit Bolt translates Molière’s 17th century comedy, ‘Les Femme Savantes’, to 1980s Paris, while retaining the rhyming couplet style of the original.  Molière is famous for his satirical attacks on the pompous, pious, pontificating and proud. ‘The Sisterhood’ pitches a family of pseudo-intellectual women, and their pusillanimous pet poet, against two young lovers, who are ineffectually supported by the male side of the family. In a frenzy of exquisite and hilarious wordplay, insults fly, egos are pumped and pierced, and perceptions are exposed as deceptions. But at the end of this battle of wits and sexes, will love or learning win the day? Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

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