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June 13, 1917
Satire and farce blend in the fast-moving plot, as when the miser's hoard is stolen. Asked by the police magistrate whom he suspects, Harpagon replies, “Everybody! I wish you to take into custody the whole town and suburbs” and indicates the theatre audience while doing so. The play also makes fun of certain theatrical conventions, such as the spoken aside addressed to the audience, hitherto ignored by the characters onstage. The characters of L'Avare, however, generally demand to know who exactly is being spoken to.
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Acting | Dance | Theatre and Performance Studies | Theatre History
Otterbein Theatre, Performing Arts, College Theater
Otterbein University Theatre and Dance Department, "The Miser" (1917). 1907-1958 Productions. 22.