History Theatre / TheMiser

22nd Apr '17 6:35:20 AM Chabal2
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* CargoShip: Harpagon demands that Valere explain his odious crimes, obviously referring to the theft of his money. Valere, however, thinks Harpagon is talking about his wooing of Elise, and therefore Harpagon is somewhat surprised to hear Valere claim he is ready to die for his strongbox.
27th Jan '17 6:13:51 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The eponymous [[TheScrooge greedy miser]] is Harpagon, ruling his house with an iron hand, whose children are caught up in a number of complex love problems; son Cléante wishes to marry Marianne, whom Harpagon himself intends to marry, while daughter Élise loves Valère, who works in Harpagon's house in order to be closer to his beloved. Harpagon, however, intends to [[ArrangedMarriage marry Élise off]] to old Mr. Anselme. As usually in comedies the children, with some help, try and find out a way out of the mess.

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The eponymous [[TheScrooge greedy miser]] miser is Harpagon, ruling his house with an iron hand, whose children are caught up in a number of complex love problems; son Cléante wishes to marry Marianne, whom Harpagon himself intends to marry, while daughter Élise loves Valère, who works in Harpagon's house in order to be closer to his beloved. Harpagon, however, intends to [[ArrangedMarriage marry Élise off]] to old Mr. Anselme. As usually in comedies the children, with some help, try and find out a way out of the mess.
27th Jan '17 6:13:13 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The eponymous greedy miser is Harpagon, ruling his house with an iron hand, whose children are caught up in a number of complex love problems; son Cléante wishes to marry Marianne, whom Harpagon himself intends to marry, while daughter Élise loves Valère, who works in Harpagon's house in order to be closer to his beloved. Harpagon, however, intends to [[ArrangedMarriage marry Élise off]] to old Mr. Anselme. As usually in comedies the children, with some help, try and find out a way out of the mess.

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The eponymous [[TheScrooge greedy miser miser]] is Harpagon, ruling his house with an iron hand, whose children are caught up in a number of complex love problems; son Cléante wishes to marry Marianne, whom Harpagon himself intends to marry, while daughter Élise loves Valère, who works in Harpagon's house in order to be closer to his beloved. Harpagon, however, intends to [[ArrangedMarriage marry Élise off]] to old Mr. Anselme. As usually in comedies the children, with some help, try and find out a way out of the mess.
3rd Jan '16 10:15:58 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* YesMan: Valere acts like this towards Harpagon.

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* YesMan: Valere Valère acts like this towards Harpagon.
20th Jun '15 11:53:00 AM StFan
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: When Jacques lists the countless meals he intends to serve at the dinner held by Harpagon, the actor is supposed to come up with his own list of exotic, expensive dishes. (If your edition of the play doesn't include the relevant footnote, then it looks as if Harpagon is freaking out over the very possibility of giving food to other people - though given how incredibly stingy he is, even that seems believable.)



* WrittenInInfirmity: Moliere, who suffered from a chronic cough, played Harpagon in the premiere; Harpagon is mentioned to be plagued by coughing as well.
4th May '15 11:57:52 AM nombretomado
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* CulturalTranslation: There is a scene where numerous worthless kitschy objects are listed, including "tapestry hangings representing the loves of Gombaud and Macée"; these were apparently characters from "an old comic pastoral" sometimes depicted on tapestries at that time. The Polish translation of the play (by Tadeusz Boy-Zelenski) replaces this with "...the courtings of [[ClassicalMythology Jupiter]]", which is much less hopelessly obscure to modern audiences.

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* CulturalTranslation: There is a scene where numerous worthless kitschy objects are listed, including "tapestry hangings representing the loves of Gombaud and Macée"; these were apparently characters from "an old comic pastoral" sometimes depicted on tapestries at that time. The Polish translation of the play (by Tadeusz Boy-Zelenski) replaces this with "...the courtings of [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Jupiter]]", which is much less hopelessly obscure to modern audiences.
12th Mar '15 7:03:42 AM Aquila89
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* ArrangedMarriage

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* ArrangedMarriageArrangedMarriage: Harpagon arranges his daughter to marry a much older man, because he'd take her without dowry.
13th Jan '15 5:30:11 AM Aquila89
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: When Jacques lists the countless meals he intends to serve at the dinner held by Harpagon, the actor is supposed to come up with his own list of exotic, expensive dishes. (If your edition of the play doesn't include the relevant footnote, then it looks as if Harpagon is freaking out over the very possibility of giving food to other people.)

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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: When Jacques lists the countless meals he intends to serve at the dinner held by Harpagon, the actor is supposed to come up with his own list of exotic, expensive dishes. (If your edition of the play doesn't include the relevant footnote, then it looks as if Harpagon is freaking out over the very possibility of giving food to other people.people - though given how incredibly stingy he is, even that seems believable.)
31st Jul '13 3:53:28 AM johnnye
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For the character archetype, see TheScrooge.
2nd Feb '13 4:32:52 PM Korodzik
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* ServileSnarker

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* ServileSnarkerServileSnarker: Flèche and, even more so, Master Jacques (who gets beaten for it, twice).
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