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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière

The School for Wives

Original title: L’École des femmes

Director

Mateja Koležnik

Opening night

8 March 2003
Main Stage

Duration:

105 minutes

This is the earliest of the five-act verse comedies of manners for which Molière is chiefly remembered today. Molière himself took the main role, that of Arnolphe, a respected bourgeois of Paris, who has an obsessive fear of bein cuckolded. He has adopted a four-year-old orphan, Agnès, and has had her brought up in complete ignorance, planning to make her his wife. He believes that her naivety will preserve her virtue. When the play begins, he is 42 and she is 18. He returns from a trip and runs in Horace, the son of an old friend. Horace is new to Paris, but has already fallen in love – with Agnès. He fails to connect Arnolphe with the absent M. de la Souche, Agnès’s amourous guardian: he is not to know that Arnolphe has recently changed his name to M. de la Souche for snobbish reasons, so he innocently tells Arnolphe every detail of his new romance.

Creators

Creative team

TRANSLATOR

Aleš Berger

Drama Igralec: Aleš Berger | odpri ustvarjalca

DRAMATURG

Diana Koloini

Drama Igralec: Diana Koloini | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Meta Hočevar

Drama Igralec: Meta Hočevar | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Bjanka Adžić Ursulov

Drama Igralec: Bjanka Adžić Ursulov | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Jože Faganel

Drama Igralec: Jože Faganel | odpri ustvarjalca

MUSIC

Coco Mosquito

Drama Igralec: Coco Mosquito | odpri ustvarjalca

CHOREOGRAPHER

Denes Debrei

Drama Igralec: Denes Debrei | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT DRAMATURG

Matej Juh

Drama Igralec: Matej Juh | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Janez ŠkofDrama Igralec: Janez Škof | odpri igralca

Arnolphe

Alojz Svete

Alain

Uroš FürstDrama Igralec: Uroš Fürst | odpri igralca

Chrysalde

Tone Homar

Enrique

Marko Okorn

Oronte

Andrej Nahtigal

A Notary

Metoda ZorčičDrama Igralec: Metoda Zorčič | odpri igralca, Alenka Vipotnik, Meta VraničDrama Igralec: Meta Vranič | odpri igralca, Boris Kos/Blaž Valič

Others

Samo Kralj

Aleš Šulc

Festivals

2004

Days of Comedy Celje

Klagenfurt City Theatre

Lent Festival Maribor

2003

Croatian National Theatre Zagreb

Rijeka Summer Festival

Festival MESS Sarajevo

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