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    Scapino (Nick Hern Books Drama Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Moliere, By (author) Jeremy Sams

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    DescriptionComedy masterpiece premieres in new translation at Chichester published in "Drama Classics" series. Two young men have each found the love of their life. Unfortunately their fathers have other ideas. So the boys turn for help to Scapino, king of con men. But the old men's obstinacy drives Scapino to evermore ludicrous schemes to ensure that love wins the day. Written at the height of his powers - with the role of Scapino designed for himself - Moliere's farce is a masterclass in comic construction. This brand new translation premieres this summer on the main stage of the Chichester Festival Theatre, playing from May to September 2005. "Scapino" is published as a Drama Classic alongside the premiere.


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    Title
    Scapino
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Moliere, By (author) Jeremy Sams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 152 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781854598882
    ISBN 10: 1854598880
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    DC22: 822.914
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000
    DC22: 792.9
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Publisher
    NICK HERN BOOKS
    Imprint name
    NICK HERN BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Moliere (1622-73) is one of the greatest writers of comedy of all time. Les Fourberies de Scapin dates from 1671 and was one of his last plays. Others include Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, The Miser, and The Hypochondriac; all available in the NHB Drama Classics series. Jeremy Sams is a director, translator, adaptor, composer and music director. He has worked extensively on Stephen Sondheim's musicals and adapted Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the West End. He won the Ivor Novello Award for his score for the film of Enduring Love. His translations of Schiller's Mary Stuart and Cocteau's Les Parents Terribles, both seen at the National Theatre, are both published by NHB.
    Review quote
    "'Astonishing production... rescues Moliere from rompishness... Jeremy Sams's translation is sharp and clever' Guardian ****"