Moliere meets Folly of the Irish.

When I produced Margaretta D’Arcy and John Arden’s play VANDALEUR’S FOLLY (on the first failed Irish commune) Margaretta asked me to have the men play the women, and the women the men.

We did so. My actresses loved playing the male parts. The men not so much in 1983. Thuggery, shenanigans, a new view of the human spirit are all part of the Theatre over time.

Charlatans, liars and fools don’t do so well. Beware Ted, Lindsay, Don etc. Beware.

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Encore for Moliere and France.

“Molière” ‧ Extraordinary epic film of life and work of Moliere (1622–1673). Gripping, beautiful, tribute to Moliere by Ariane Mnouchkine (a favorite director of mine). “Molière” was entered in the 1978 Cannes Film Festival and PBS in 1980. It is a profound retort to the TARTUFFE zoomcast by FIAF in NYC.

Ariane MnouchkineMusic composed byRené ClemencicProducerClaude LelouchCastPhilippe CaubèreMarie-Françoise Audollent, : César Award Best SoundCésar Award Best FilmCésar Award Best Director

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danielpquinn684 | Newark, NJ, 6/29/20

Sorry, they tore down Moliere as a revolutionary like wall paper alla Zoom………………….

Dreadful rendition of one of Moliere’s greatest plays.

danielpquinn684 | Newark, NJ 7/13/20

Moliere curls were in & out. Let’s look at a century from Desi Arnaz to Carmen Miranda, Rita Moreno and many others. Ethnicity is an asset not a look.

Your appearance can change for your command of the part is what matters. This weird article has a banal glow of fashion and Hollywood glamour. It suggests all that matters is surface.

But the Art of Acting is our essence beneath the surface into our souls.

Not any color just divine. “Oh what Fools we mortals be. ” WS.


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Tartuffe was tart indeed. Moliere adrift in zoom………

Sophocles speaks to us in 2020.

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Blogs in The New York Times; AMERICAN PHANTASMAGORIA (; “organized labor“(Author House); Red Wheelbarrow; The Herald News; PAJ; Theatre Journal; Word Press. Feb 28“organized labor”now on sale for $13.95 which we honor Joe Biden in 2021.February 24, 2021 Leave a comment Edit Louis Bamberger, my Mother and me 1921–2021. Bamberger’s was a division of Macy’s. My archive of Bamberger’s World War II era photo’s from my Family. My Mother was a Hosiery buyer there for 17 years. My Aunt Jo Basso began in the Cashiers office and became Head of Payroll and…Labor2 min read

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