Misanthrope II is Paddy
Gormley's mistranslation of Molière's
masterpiece, Le Misanthrope.
This page features audio-visual and printable information about
the play, including audio excerpts and photography from the rehearsed
reading of Misanthrope II by Actors
& Writers London in March 2008, directed by Martin
Martin Cort is actively
seeking a producer for Misanthrope II, which he considers to be
an exceptionally brilliant script.
His audio introduction
available on CD to potential producers on request. The programme
is liberally illustrated with excerpts from a digital recording
of the Actors
& Writers London reading.
Click on the image below to hear the opening track of the CD.
Contact Martin Cort to request your own copy of the CD or for
Scroll down the page for a full cast list, with links to the actors'
personal websites or pages on the Actors
& London website.
In Misanthrope II, Paddy
Gormley alters the character of Philinte to
be more confrontational than Molière's
original. Specifically, this Philinte is
intent on persuading Alceste to
give up his misanthropy in favour of more agreeable behaviour. Whilst Misanthrope
II reflects the scenes and speeches of Molière's
text, therefore, Paddy Gormley takes
considerable liberties with the characterisation.
Click on the image below for a 7-page PDF, including Gormley's
foreword to the script and a series of excerpts in which the text
of Misanthrope is presented side
by side with the corresponding text from Le
The cast of the Actors
& Writers London reading of Misanthrope
II was as follows.