Dramatic & Opera Translations

The Bourgeois Gentleman

The-Bourgeois-Gentleman

1996 Encore Press edition

Translation published by, and rights available from Encore Performance Publishing. Production directed at UC Irvine, 1986.

Review excerpts

“A real triumph… one’s biggest complaint is that the show couldn’t run longer,” —Irvine World News

“Moliere’s great comedy has been translated and adapted by Robert Cohen in a way that preserves the original’s comic tone while updating the topical references for the benefit of modern audiences. Cohen’s translation allows Moliere’s wit to shine through unimpeded. The result should be attractive to …theater groups wanting to stage this classic comedy, but uncertain at dealing with one of the older, less performance-friendly translations.” —Stage Direction

“thoroughly enjoyable… [with] side-splitting performances,” — New University