The Literati is supposed to be funny but it’s sort of just groan-worthy (aussietheatre)

the-literati_kate-mulvany_gareth-davies_crdaniel-boud_026-350x233The Literati, the stylistic younger sibling of Justin Fleming’s wildly funny 2014 take on Tartuffe (this one’s based on Moliere’s Les Femmes Savantes), is a Bell Shakespeare-Griffin Theatre collaboration that has been nestled into Griffin’s SBW Stables Theatre.

Les Femmes Savantes, or ‘The Learned Ladies’  is Moliere’s satire of pretentiously cultured cliques – but more specifically, a satire on scholarly women as shallow and pretentious, identifying and glorifying poor work as genius (even though the worst of the lot is a man, we spend more time with the women, watching them literally flail about the stage in awe)… READ MORE

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