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$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

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Read the Play
(minus the ending)
God of Laughter - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays

God of Laughter

Read the Play (minus the ending)

An Epic Tragi-Comedy on the Life of Moliere

4W/ 7M (6M w/doubling)

Approximate Playing Time: 2 hours

This award winning play about the 17th century comic genius, Moliere, will be the highlight of your season in a work that every skilled director will die to direct and every fine actor will fight to play. An epic drama in two acts, this literary masterpiece moves beyond Moliere’s works to his world; his troupe, friends, lovers, enemies and obstacles, and his burning ambition to achieve immortality through satire. Comedy pervades the play, but also pathos: Moliere is banned by the Church, burned by his love and spurned by his patron, King Louis XIV. Issues of integrity, loyalty, betrayal, and forgiveness are explored, ultimately leading to a compelling climax and denouement. The play’s rich language and sense of humor are well-matched to the wit and drama of its great protagonist’s creative life and cleverly takes the audience on a journey into the world of 17th century French theatre and its greatest playwright, Moliere. $20 Single-Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees