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by Molière

Tartuffe Act 3, Scene 1 Summary

  • Damis is ready to kick the crap out of Tartuffe.
  • The servant tries to calm him down and redirect his energy into some more productive enterprise like, maybe, talking to Elmire. Elmire, it seems, has some "power" over Tartuffe – power, no doubt, of the feminine persuasion – and thus might be the key to catching the scoundrel.
  • Dorine has also gotten word that Tartuffe is on his way downstairs.
  • She tells Damis that she's going to intercept him.
  • Damis insists on listening in on the conversation and manages to hide in a close just before…

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