A group of students in Upper Fourth to Upper Sixth went to see a performance of The Miser on Wednesday evening. This 17th Century French satire on meanness had had a radical update in this production, which was hilarious throughout and laid great emphasis on the elements of farce in the original text and included many visual jokes. Starring Gryff Rhys Jones in the title role and featuring Lee Mack and Matthew Horne as the disrespectful servant and the young love interest respectively, the performance had pace and kept us hugely entertained from beginning to end.
As an introduction to Molière, students who attended this performance were given a seminar on Molière, his life and times and his intention as a comic author – 'instruire en faisant rire' (to instruct people while making them laugh) – in school the day before the trip to Bath.
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