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Amphitryon (1668) [Play]
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Summary (From the publisher):

This most unusual of Moliere's plays—a play whose characters are not seventeenth-century Frenchmen but ancient Greeks and Greco-Roman gods, a play combining the flavors of vaudeville, fantasy, high comedy, farce, and even opera. The play begins with irreverent midair banter between the gods and only literally comes down to earth thereafter.

In serving up this very funny tale of Jupiter's successful ruse to bed the wife of the Theban general Amphitryon, Moliere takes lusty aim at the high-handed amorality of the powerful—and says more than a few things in passing about love and marriage.

Original title: Amphitryon
Original languages: French


Genre: Drama and PlaysFrench

Edition #1: Amphitryon

Amphitryon (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Richard Wilbur
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Manifested in:

Amphitryon (April 14, 1995)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 0156002116
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8 x 0.5
Pages: 96

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