MOLIERE IN ENGLISH
Harold Dixon, translator
Dr. Dixon is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the School of Theatre, Film & Television at the University of Arizona, where the Harold Dixon Directing Studio is named for him. He was also the founding artistic director of the Arizona Repertory Theatre, where he directed over 50 shows, including Tartuffe, The Diary of Anne Frank, Measure For Measure, The Merchant of Venice, Candide, Kiss Me Kate, Carousel, The Kentucky Cycle, Nicholas Nickelby, and the Cider House Rules. As a director, he has also worked Off Broadway (92nd St. Y), at the Kennedy Center, Gloucester Stage Company, Phoenix Theatre, and Invisible Theatre, Tucson. As an actor, he has appeared Off Broadway (92nd St. Y, Kirk Theatre), and in the first national tour of Ella (as Ella Fitzgerald's manager, Norman Granz). Regional theatres: Ella at 20 theatres, including the Guthrie, Long Wharf, Pittsburgh Public, Hartford Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arena Stage, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Laguna Playhouse, and Arizona Theatre Company. Other shows at: Gloucester Stage, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Arizona Repertory Theatre, and Invisible Theatre. He has also appeared in many films and television shows. Member of Actors Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild-AFTRA, and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.
15 January 1622 - 17 February 1673
Tartuffe and The Doctor In Spite of Himself are the two most popular of Moliere's plays. Tartuffe was written in rhymed verse, and Doctor is a farce written in prose. In this website, you will find information about new modern American English translations of both plays, including sample scenes, how to order copies, and how to apply for royalties for production.