Le Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur by Molière download in iPad, ePub, pdf
It turns out that earlier, before the events of the play, Orgon had admitted to Tartuffe that he had possession of a box of incriminating letters written by a friend, not by him. This was set in a religious television studio in Baton Rouge where the characters cavort to either prevent or aid Tartuffe in his machinations. Although public performances of the play were banned, private performances for the French aristocracy were permitted. When Tartuffe has incriminated himself beyond all help and is dangerously close to violating Elmire, Orgon comes out from under the table and orders Tartuffe out of his house.
As a pious man and a guest, he should have no such feelings for the lady of the house, and the family hopes that after such a confession, Orgon will throw Tartuffe out of the house. Even Madame Pernelle, who had refused to believe any ill about Tartuffe even in the face of her son's actually seeing it, has become convinced by this time of Tartuffe's duplicity. Orgon is convinced that Damis was lying and banishes him from the house. Tartuffe had taken charge and possession of this box, and now tells Orgon that he Orgon will be the one to leave.
To know the comic we must know the rational, of which it denotes the absence and we must see wherein the rational consists. Tartuffe pretends to be pious and to speak with divine authority, and Orgon and his mother no longer take any action without first consulting him.
The anonymous author sought to defend the play to the public by describing the plot in detail and then rebutting two common arguments made for why the play was banned. Tartuffe takes his temporary leave and Orgon's family tries to figure out what to do.
Dorine makes fun of Monsieur Loyal's name, mocking his fake loyalty. This section of letter contradicts the latter by describing how Tartuffe's actions are worthy ridicule, in essence comic, and therefore by no means an endorsement. The revised version of the play was called L'Imposteur and had a main character titled Panulphe instead of Tartuffe. Before Orgon can flee, Tartuffe arrives with an officer, but to his surprise the officer arrests him instead.
The engraving depicts the amoral Tartuffe being deceitfully seduced by Elmire, the wife of his host, Orgon who hides under a table. The play contains the original characters, plus a few new ones, in keeping with the altered scenario and a surprise ending to the hypocrite's machinations. But this wily guest means to stay, and Tartuffe finally shows his hand. In a later scene, Elmire takes up the charge again and challenges Orgon to be witness to a meeting between herself and Tartuffe.
Louis, the era of jazz and Prohibition, both of which figure into the plot. Tartuffe's popularity was cut short when the Archbishop of Paris issued an edict threatening excommunication for anyone who watched, performed in, or read the play. Born Again adhered closely to the structure and form of the original.
Orgon, ever easily convinced, decides to hide under a table in the same room, confident that Elmire is wrong. This production was later videotaped for television.