The Rhythm is Going to Get You

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As Shakespeare fans, we’re used to hearing the rhythm of iambic pentameter and occasional rhymed verse. So it may be a little surprising just how much the rhyme and rhythm of Tartuffe take center stage in this production. Unlike Shakespeare, the rhyme scheme doesn’t come and go. Why is that? Here’s a look at the […]

Bluff Your Way Through the Play

Tartuffe at a Glance

Impress your friends! Wow your neighbors! Show off your smarts! Here is a handy guide for getting up to speed on Tartuffe. Um…how do you say that? The first step in sounding like you know what you’re talking about is to say the title of the play correctly. Pronunciation: Tar-tuf Listen Um…what’s it mean? The […]

A Slippery, Seductive Swindler

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False gurus get their comeuppance in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Molière’s Tartuffe directed by Makaela Pollock.  Translated by Richard Wilbur, Tartuffe runs at the Center Theatre March 17-April 12, 2015. In Tartuffe Orgon’s household is under the influence of a seductive swindler named Tartuffe. This cunning con artist, masquerading as a holy man, plans […]

Casting News: Tartuffe

Tartuffe Casting News

Get ready for some mayhem with Moliere as we will soon be welcoming a new cast to our stage for Tartuffe. Although there are still a few parts that we’re waiting to cast, we’re very excited to share director Makaela Pollock’s company with you. R. Hamilton Wright will play the wily title character Tartuffe. Wright […]

Leading Us Into Temptation – Artistic Director George Mount on the 2014-2015 Season

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I think the season coming up has some amazing play titles associated with and some amazing directors associated with each of those shows. And again, it’s also coming in as one of those seasons where the directors are coming at the plays from a passion point of view. The theme of the season this year […]