History Theatre / Tartuffe

4th Nov '16 7:53:50 AM PaulA
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4th Nov '16 7:52:46 AM PaulA
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'''''Tartuffe, ou, l'Imposteur''''' is possibly the most famous play of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, a.k.a. Creator/{{Moliere}}. Tartuffe is a con man who has the well-to-do Orgon convinced that he's a pious, generous, and all-around good guy. Everyone else (save for Orgon's mother) can see right through the ruse and try desperately to make Orgon see Tartuffe for the fraud he is -- especially when Orgon disinherits his son in Tartuffe's favor and attempts to make his daughter jilt her eligible suitor to marry the hypocrite. Worse yet, Orgon has admitted covering for a friend involved in a political plot -- and Tartuffe has no scruples about informing when this proves to be advantageous to him.

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'''''Tartuffe, ''Tartuffe, ou, l'Imposteur''''' l'Imposteur'' is possibly the most famous play of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, a.k.a. Creator/{{Moliere}}. Tartuffe is a con man who has the well-to-do Orgon convinced that he's a pious, generous, and all-around good guy. Everyone else (save for Orgon's mother) can see right through the ruse and try desperately to make Orgon see Tartuffe for the fraud he is -- especially when Orgon disinherits his son in Tartuffe's favor and attempts to make his daughter jilt her eligible suitor to marry the hypocrite. Worse yet, Orgon has admitted covering for a friend involved in a political plot -- and Tartuffe has no scruples about informing when this proves to be advantageous to him.


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* LastSecondWordSwap: In Justin Fleming's translation, which like the original is in rhyming verse, Damis has a rant about Tartuffe that rhymes "blunt" with "''[significant pause]'' runt".
* SettingUpdate: A translation by Australian playwright Justin Fleming sets the action in 21st-century Australia, making use of Aussie slang and incorporating a number of topical jokes. The deus ex machina at the end takes the form of a TV news crew finishing up an investigation into Tartuffe's activities.
15th Dec '15 12:40:03 PM morenohijazo
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* DeliberatelyPainfulClothing: The titular character wears a hair shirt... but in a sign that his supposed piety is all an act, he wears the shirt ''inside out'', so that he doesn't actually feel any discomfort.
12th Feb '15 10:17:17 AM phrrooney
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* DirtyOldMonk: Tartuffe is probably the TropeCodifier.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Tartuffe reveals his true colors to Mariane, unaware that Orgon is listening.

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* DirtyOldMonk: Tartuffe is probably the TropeCodifier.
Trope Codifier.
* EngineeredPublicConfession: Tartuffe reveals his true colors to Mariane, Elmire, unaware that Orgon is listening.
7th Oct '13 9:34:54 PM mlsmithca
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* CatchPhrase: In an early scene, when Dorine is describing how Tartuffe has been gorging and swilling while while Elmire had been suffering from a dangerous illness, Orgon's only response is a repeated, "The poor man!"
** BorrowedCatchphrase: Dorine later uses the phrase herself ironically.

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* CatchPhrase: In an early scene, when Dorine is describing how Tartuffe has been gorging and swilling while while Elmire had been suffering from a dangerous illness, Orgon's only response is a repeated, "The poor man!"
** BorrowedCatchphrase:
man!" [[BorrowedCatchphrase Dorine later uses the phrase herself ironically.]]



* DeusExMachina: At the end of the play [[spoiler: the King has Tartuffe sent to prison for numerous unspecified crimes]]
** PanderingtotheBase It is a comedy, after all. Made with King's money

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* DeusExMachina: At the end of the play [[spoiler: the King has Tartuffe sent to prison for numerous unspecified crimes]]
** PanderingtotheBase
crimes.]] [[PanderingToTheBase It is a comedy, after all. Made all, made with King's moneymoney.]]
13th May '13 12:27:17 PM eireika
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**PanderingtotheBase It is a comedy, after all. Made with King's money
15th Sep '12 12:47:16 PM Chabal2
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* AllMenArePerverts: Played with, as one scene has Tartuffe going on at length (in-character) how one female character is showing too much cleaveage. However, it's also obvious he's admiring the view.

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* AllMenArePerverts: Played with, as one scene has Tartuffe going on at length (in-character) how one female character is showing too much cleaveage.cleavage. However, it's also obvious he's admiring the view.
15th Sep '12 12:47:03 PM Chabal2
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* AllMenArePerverts: Played with, as one scene has Tartuffe going on at length (in-character) how one female character is showing too much cleaveage. However, it's also obvious he's admiring the view.
2nd Sep '12 11:39:34 AM FELH2
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'''''Tartuffe, ou, l'Imposteur''''' is possibly the most famous play of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, a.k.a. {{Moliere}}. Tartuffe is a con man who has the well-to-do Orgon convinced that he's a pious, generous, and all-around good guy. Everyone else (save for Orgon's mother) can see right through the ruse and try desperately to make Orgon see Tartuffe for the fraud he is -- especially when Orgon disinherits his son in Tartuffe's favor and attempts to make his daughter jilt her eligible suitor to marry the hypocrite. Worse yet, Orgon has admitted covering for a friend involved in a political plot -- and Tartuffe has no scruples about informing when this proves to be advantageous to him.

Published and performed in 1664, ''Tartuffe'' almost immediately drew the ire of some Catholic clerics (notably the Archbishop of Paris), who believed the play to be an attack against them (partly because, in the earliest performances, Tartuffe was costumed like a ''dévot'', a member of the extreme Catholic party at court). They banned the play and threatened to excommunicate anyone who performed in or even saw it. In later versions, the author revised the character, to make him more secular. Fortunately for the dramatist, the King remained firm in his support, and he was able to avoid the threatened excommunication.

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'''''Tartuffe, ou, l'Imposteur''''' is possibly the most famous play of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, a.k.a. {{Moliere}}.Creator/{{Moliere}}. Tartuffe is a con man who has the well-to-do Orgon convinced that he's a pious, generous, and all-around good guy. Everyone else (save for Orgon's mother) can see right through the ruse and try desperately to make Orgon see Tartuffe for the fraud he is -- especially when Orgon disinherits his son in Tartuffe's favor and attempts to make his daughter jilt her eligible suitor to marry the hypocrite. Worse yet, Orgon has admitted covering for a friend involved in a political plot -- and Tartuffe has no scruples about informing when this proves to be advantageous to him.

him.

Published and performed in 1664, ''Tartuffe'' almost immediately drew the ire of some Catholic clerics (notably the Archbishop of Paris), who believed the play to be an attack against them (partly because, in the earliest performances, Tartuffe was costumed like a ''dévot'', a member of the extreme Catholic party at court). They banned the play and threatened to excommunicate anyone who performed in or even saw it. In later versions, the author revised the character, to make him more secular. Fortunately for the dramatist, the King remained firm in his support, and he was able to avoid the threatened excommunication.



* ArrangedMarriage: Orgon tries to marry off his daughter Mariane to Tartuffe.

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* ArrangedMarriage: Orgon tries to marry off his daughter Mariane to Tartuffe.



* EngineeredPublicConfession: Tartuffe reveals his true colors to Mariane, unaware that Orgon is listening.

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* EngineeredPublicConfession: Tartuffe reveals his true colors to Mariane, unaware that Orgon is listening.



* {{Hoist by His Own Petard}}: [[spoiler:The documents Tartuffe reveals to the king contain proof to his real identity.]]

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* {{Hoist by His Own Petard}}: HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:The documents Tartuffe reveals to the king contain proof to his real identity.]]



* MoralGuardian: Tartuffe acts like this in Orgon's house towards pretty much everything, from daily activities to fashion.
* OnlySaneMan: Cléante, Orgon's brother-in-law, represents common sense. The argument could also be made that this trope is inverted, and Orgon is the Only Dumb Man.

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* MoralGuardian: Tartuffe acts like this in Orgon's house towards pretty much everything, from daily activities to fashion.
fashion.
* OnlySaneMan: Cléante, Orgon's brother-in-law, represents common sense. The argument could also be made that this trope is inverted, and Orgon is the Only Dumb Man.



* TakeThat: Against [[EvilJesuit casuistry]].

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* TakeThat: Against [[EvilJesuit casuistry]].
29th Aug '12 3:16:45 PM PhoenixFire
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** BorrowedCatchphrase: Dorine later uses the phrase herself ironically.
* ConMan: Tartuffe is basically one.


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* HidingBehindReligion


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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: No, really, Orgon, he is ''not'' a good person. Really.


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* ServileSnarker: Dorine.
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