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"All the world's a lie, and all the men and women merely liars."
A fresh, new adaptation of Corneille's classic play The Liar, by world-renowned playwright, David Ives,cCommissioned and first performed by the Shakespeare Theatre Company at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington D.C.
ABOUT THE PLAY: Dorante is charming, handsome, and a pathological liar! When he arrives in Paris, Dorante's outlandish tales amaze and convince all who hear them, but for each problem his clever lying solves, it creates two new ones. Will he manage to keep his stories straight, his dupes none the wiser and somehow still get the girl? This joyful French farce bursts onto the stage in David Ives'sparkling new adaptation.
"The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, as refracted in a theatrical fun-house mirror. Welcome to The Liar." --- David Ives
The book features:
New adaptation by playwright David Ives
Short history of the Shakespeare Theatre Company and the ReDiscovery Series by Artistic Director Michael Kahn
Fascinating essay, "The Whole Truth About The Liar" by David Ives
Short biography of Pierre Corneille
Corneille in a Minute: a 30-entry chronology placing Corneille in context to the world around him
Original production information including cast list
Commissioned and first performed by the Shakespeare Theatre Company at the Lansburgh Theatre in Washington D.C., opening April 12, 2010 under the direction of Michael Kahn.