Les Fourberies de l’amour PDF

The original play is in French but, like many of Molière’les Fourberies de l’amour PDF plays, it has been translated into many different languages. Scapin constantly lies and tricks people to get ahead. He is an arrogant, pompous man who acts as if nothing were impossible for him.


Un gentleman peut en cacher un autre…

Pour rendre service à sa mère criblée de dettes, Evelyn Denvill, dandy désinvolte, accepte de jouer la comédie de l’amour à Cressida Stavely, issue d’une famille fortunée, dans l’espoir de restaurer les finances familiales. Mais le soir où un dîner est donné en son honneur par la famille de sa fiancée, Evelyn disparaît. Son frère jumeau, lord Christopher, accepte à contrecœur de le remplacer à cette réception. Et comme le hasard fait bien les choses, le jeune homme tombe sous le charme de la ravissante fiancée de son frère…

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However, he is also a diplomatic genius. He manages to play the other characters off of each other very easily, and yet manages to keep his overall goal — to help the young couples — in sight. In their fathers’ absence, Octave has secretly married Hyacinthe and Léandre has secretly fallen in love with Zerbinette. But the father’s return from a trip with marriage plans for their respective sons. Scapin, after hearing many pleas for help, comes to their rescue. Thanks to many tricks and lies, Scapin manages to come up with enough money from the parents to make sure that the young couples get to stay married.

But, no one knows who Hyacinthe and Zerbinette really are. To tell you the truth, there are few things that I find impossible, when I want to do them. Il vaut mieux encore d’être marié que mort. It’s still better to be married than to be dead.