“Having been bowled over by the play, I had to consider how to render this luminous world in English. There was one thing that I knew right away: it had to be in verse, just as it is in Corneille. The Liar is a portrait of a brilliant performer and, language being the wire Dorante dances upon, the language had to match his agile mind at every turn. Prose would have turned this into a Seinfeld episode and made it banal. Only rhyme would do.”
–David Ives (playwright) in An American Classic: Shakespeare Theatre Company

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The Liar

Apr 05 - May 30

Michael R. Klein TheatreAdapted by David Ives

from the comedy by Pierre Corneille

directed by Michael Kahn

Production sponsored in part by
NYPBT
The Abby and Howard Milstein Foundation


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