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Exploring Tartuffe at the NT

Thu 25 April 2019, 10.30am
Running Time: 6 hours

Exploring the current production of Tartuffe, this talk will focus on the making of the NT production, hosted by Clare Finburgh Delijani. 

10.30 – 10.35am    Welcome
10.35 – 11.35pm     Clare Finburgh Delijani on Molière’s Tartuffe
                                Comedy, Image and Spectacle (see description below)
11.35 – 11.45pm     Break
11.45 – 12.45pm     Playwright John Donnelly in conversation, with Q&A
12.45 – 1.45pm       Lunch (lunch not included)
1.45 – 2.45pm         Making the set and running the show,
                                including on-stage visit
2.45 – 3pm              Break
3 – 4.30pm              'Inside rehearsals’ demonstration with the staff director
                                Ed Madden and some of the acting company
Clare Finburgh Delijani on Molière’s Tartuffe: Comedy, Image and Spectacle
From the Hall of Mirrors at Louis XIV’s Palace of Versailles, to the selfie today, humans since the early modern period have been absorbed with their own image. Clare Finburgh Delijani examines Molière’s verbal portraiture in Tartuffe, and how it satirizes the self-obsession that characterized the French Ancien Régime. Using John Donnelly’s version currently playing in the Lyttleton Theatre as an illustration, she asks how Tartuffe might also shed light on today’s ‘society of the spectacle’.

Clare Finburgh Delijani is a teacher and researcher in the Department of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths University of London. She has published many books and articles on French and Francophone theatre, asking how theatre addresses stage social, global and climate justice, multiculturalism and community.

Tickets £55 (£40 senior citizen, £15 student/under 18)

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