Amphitryon, by Molière
Wilbur is at the peak of his form in this stellar translation of an unusual Molière play-populated with Greeks and Greco-Roman gods and flavored with the essences of vaudeville, fan-tasy, high comedy, farce, and even opera. Afterword by Richard Wilbur.
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ALCMENA Amphitryon amorous AMPHITRYON Oh Amphitryon's house anger ARGATIPHONTIDAS blow brave charms CLEANTHIS comedy cruel dear deed devil Dramatists Play Service dread dream excuse eyes fair fate fear feel fierce gentlemen give gods Harbor Drive hate head hear heart Heaven honor husband husband and lover impostor insolence jealous Jove Jove's Jupiter's lackey last night look lover Madam marriage married love matter MERCURY Oh MERCURY SOSIA MERCURY MERCURY Yes Mercury's Molière Molière's NAUCRATES one's passion play pleasure POLIDAS poor Sosia POSICLES pray rage RICHARD WILBUR School for Wives scoundrel someone SOSIA JUPITER SOSIA MERCURY SOSIA SOSIA Oh SOSIA Sir SOSIA SOSIA SOSIA Yes sotto voce speak speech spouse sweet sword talk Tartuffe tell tender Theban Thebes There's thing thought vers libre victory Voltaire wait What's who's wife wine wish wits words wrath Wretch wrong