Court Theatre and the Graham School are partnering to offer an exciting new class that takes an inside look at the developmental process for Court’s upcoming productions of The Misanthrope and Tartuffe. Click on the link below to enroll today!
Moliere’s plays, in their own time, were dangerous works of satire that scandalized audiences, challenged the cultural status quo, and antagonized the church. Centuries later, however, these plays are often performed as mere museum pieces or trifling comedies. In 2013, Court Theatre’s audiences will rediscover Moliere when artistic director Charles Newell stages his provocative new productions of The Misanthrope and Tartuffe. In this course, we’ll explore the context of these two plays in Moliere’s own time while going behind the scenes of Court Theatre’s productions to discover how director Newell is re-visioning the French Baroque worlds of Misanthrope and Tartuffe for a modern audience.
Court Theatre’s mission to discover the power of classic theatre inherently advocates arts education. Not only do the performing arts provide a creative outlet for young minds, but they also encourage self-expression and provide a safe arena in which to explore various aspects of the human condition. Because of this, we view the arts as a vital catalyst for intellectual and emotional growth. Our education program not only builds community both among our partner schools and between the Theatre and surrounding neighborhoods, but also opens up a dialogue between students, educators, administrators, and artists that offers fresh perspectives on classic theatre and on Court’s main stage work.