Moliere a la Mode

Most of the buzz surrounding the recent Classic Stage Company production of The Misanthrope centered around the theatrical debut of Uma Thurman, in the role of flirtatious, gossipy Celimene (here named Jennifer). But even more notable was the production's design--one of the wittiest seen Off Broadway this season. Martin Crimp's adaptation resets the action among today's London glitterati, where sex, drugs, and character assassination (not necessarily in that order) are the main entertainments

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