‘George Dandin: or The Abashed Husband’ by Henry van Laun

“The treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle having been ratified … and peace being assured … Louis XIV resolved to give a festival in his favorite gardens of Versailles. Moliere’s comedy, George Dandin, formed the chief entertainment.”

A wife comes home rather late, finds the door shut, and threatens to kill herself if her husband does not let her in. She pretends to do so; the good man rushes out quite terrified; the wife, meanwhile, sneaks in, and he is in his turn locked out. Add in her idiot parents (Sotenville means Idiot In Town) and this should be the usual madcap fun.

I play Claudine.

George Dandin: or The Abashed Husband by Henry van Laun


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