Set against the backdrop of the post-Civil War South, Orgon, a man of property is duped by the false piety of Tartuffe, a penniless conman. Orgon takes him into his house, believing him a paragon of virtue. Dorine, the family servant, Orgon’s wife and other members of the family try to expose Tartuffe but most of their strategies comically misfire. Their attempts only anger Orgon, and to prove paternal power, he disinherits his son and makes Tartuffe his heir. Tartuffe finally shows his colors, and with the bailiff at the door ordering Orgon to vacate his own home and with Tartuffe filing suit to prove Orgon's a traitor, all seems lost.
It's 1934, and Shakespeare's most famous fairies, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Instantly smitten by the glitz and glamour of show biz, the two are ushered onto the silver screen to play (who else?) themselves. With a little help from a feisty flower, blonde bombshells, movie moguls, and arrogant "asses" are tossed into loopy love triangles, with raucous results. The mischievous magic of moviedom sparkles in this hilarious comic romp.
Elwood P. Dowd insists on including his friend Harvey in all of his sister Veta’s social gatherings. Trouble is, Harvey is an imaginary six-and-a-half-foot-tall rabbit. To avoid future embarassment for her family—and especially for her daughter, Myrtle Mae—Veta decides to have Elwood committed to a sanitarium.
Filled with strong, colorful, comedic characters, a snappy supporting cast of many dozens, and an abundance of witty dialogue, Clare Boothe Luce’s The Women is juicy, wicked, and full of guilty fun. both a scathing commentary on the life of the superficial, selfish socialite and a knowing, heart-felt depiction of romantic rivalry, toxic friendships, and the thousands of supporting roles women play in offices, salons, and their own lives.
by Charles Dickens
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