Tartuffe ; A conversation with Sylvaine Guyot from Harvard University

12/2/2017 Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre

Explore the context and significance of Tartuffe with Harvard professor Sylvaine Guyot following the 2pm performance on December 2.

Sylvaine Guyot is a professor of romance languages and literatures and interim chair for theatre, dance, and media at Harvard University. A former student at the École normale supérieure in Paris, she received her doctorate in French literature and performance arts at the Sorbonne Nouvelle before joining the Harvard faculty in 2009. Her research and teaching interests focus on early modern drama with particular emphasis on the representation of the body, the history of emotions, the intersections of drama and painting, and the relationships between politics and theatricality. She is the author of Racine ou l’alchimie du tragique and Racine et le corps tragique.  She is the co-editor of a collective volume on 17th century visual culture (L’Œil classique, 2013) and of a new edition of Racine’s plays (Classiques Garnier, 2013). She is a co-leader of the Comédie-Française Registers Project, a transatlantic digital humanities initiative in collaboration with MIT, Paris Ouest, and the Sorbonne. Trained in Paris in physical theatre, she is the founder of La Troupe at Harvard and has directed productions of plays by Corneille, Racine, de Belloy, Ionesco, Camus, Heiner Müller, Wajdi Mouawad, and Laurent Gaudé, both in France and in Cambridge.



About Tartuffe

Devious Tartuffe charms his way into Orgon’s household and schemes to marry his daughter, seduce his wife, and run off with the family’s fortune. Orgon remains entranced despite the appalling evidence of Tartuffe’s behavior  will he see through this con man before it’s too late? Molière spins religious piety and hypocrisy into high comedy in this hilarious and biting satire, one of the world’s great plays.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 10 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission. Please note: This production includes strobe light effects and the smoking of herbal cigarettes.

The Huntington Theatre Company strives to be accessible to everyone, and therefore, we try to offer pricing that works for each individual. A limited number of great orchestra seats are available in every performance for just $25, no strings attached. All other pricing is based upon demand and is subject to change, so book early for the best locations and value.

See Tartuffe & enjoy dinner at MIDA for only $99!
This package includes a three course meal and a glass of wine at MIDA, and a ticket to Tartuffe. Use code MIDA at check out to redeem this offer.

Peter DuBois“This production of Tartuffe is going to be everything you expect from Molière, complete with a spin on period fashion and the brilliantly comic possibilities of staging this classic play for a modern audience. Boston is going to see 2017 alive onstage within the framework of a 17th century farce, and the result will be satirical, smart, and a gut-buster.” — Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois

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