Produced by Bob Colomb, and David Widger
Translated by A.R. Waller
Amphitryon was played for the first time in Paris, at the Theatre du
Palais-Royal, January 13, 1668. It was successfully received, holding
the boards until the 18th of March, when Easter intervened. After the
re-opening of the theatre, it was played half a dozen times more the
same year, and continued to please.
The first edition was published in 1668.
Note: It is perhaps hardly necessary to refer the reader to Amphitryon,
by Plautus, the comedy upon which Moliere’s charming play was, in the
main, based. The rendering attempted here can give but a faint
reflection of the original, for hardly any comedy of Moliere’s loses
more in the process of translation.