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HATER is a new translation of Molière's 1666 Le Misanthrope written by theatre director Samuel Buggeln. HATER uses free verse and very contemporary language to make Molière's brilliant argumentation, hilarious comedy, and sharply-drawn characters exceptionally vivid and playable. Student actors in particular have found great success in HATER's approach.

HATER was first produced in New York in summer 2010 as part of the Ice Factory Festival at the late great Ohio Theatre in Soho. The production sold out its brief run and received rave reviews from publicatons including The New York Times and The New Criterion.

Since the Ice Factory production, HATER has been produced at two university theatres and published in The Mercurian, a journal of translation for the theatre, alongside an entertaining essay discussing Buggeln's approach to the tricky questions around translating Molière into English.

The most up-to-date text varies slightly from the Mercurian version. To request a copy, or to inquire about production rights, please contact the author at:

buggeln.re.hater@gmail.com

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