Le valet Dubois entreprend d orchestrer le mariage de son ancien maître, Dorante, avec Araminte, une riche veuve que celui-ci-aime secrètement. Parviendra-t-il, par le pouvoir de l. a. parole manipulatrice, mensongère, fabulatrice , à obtenir qu Araminte s éprenne à son travel de son soupirant ?...
Placée sous le signe du langage, de ses subtilités et de ses ruses, Les Fausses Confidences (1737) est une pièce virtuose où l amour se cherche et se conquiert par l. a. strength des mots.
1. Le théâtre à Paris en 1737
2. Marivaudage et langage
3. Parole, vérité et mensonge dans Les Fausses Confidences
4. Parole et amour dans le théâtre de Marivaux
5. L amour, l argent
6. Le personnage de l. a. veuve
7. Le aspect de vue des metteurs en scène
Présentation, notes, file, chronologie, bibliographie et lexique par Catherine Naugrette et Damien Crelier
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ESTRAGON: Would that be a good thing? VLADIMIR: What do we risk? ESTRAGON: (timidly). Mister . . VLADIMIR: Louder. ESTRAGON: (louder). Mister . . POZZO: Leave him in peace! ) Can't you see he wants to rest? Basket! (He strikes a match and begins to light his pipe. Estragon sees the chicken bones on the ground and stares at them greedily. ) Basket! (Lucky starts, almost falls, recovers his senses, advances, puts the bottle in the basket and goes back to his place. Estragon stares at the bones.
VLADIMIR: We are not beggars! POZZO: Is there anything I can do, that's what I ask myself, to cheer them up? I have given them bones, I have talked to them about this and that, I have explained the twilight, admittedly. But is it enough, that's what tortures me, is it enough? ESTRAGON: Even five. VLADIMIR: (to Estragon, indignantly). That's enough! ESTRAGON: I couldn't accept less. POZZO: Is is enough? No doubt. But I am liberal. It's my nature. This evening. So much the worse for me. (He jerks the rope.
VLADIMIR: You can ask him now. He's on the alert. ESTRAGON: Ask him what? VLADIMIR: Why he doesn't put down his bags. ESTRAGON: I wonder. VLADIMIR: Ask him, can't you? POZZO: (who has followed these exchanges with anxious attention, fearing lest the question get lost). You want to know why he doesn't put down his bags, as you call them. VLADIMIR: That's it. POZZO: (to Estragon). You are sure you agree with that? ESTRAGON: He's puffing like a grampus. POZZO: The answer is this. (To Estragon). But stay still, I beg of you, you're making me nervous!