The School for Husbands
SGANARELLE, [Footnote: This part was played by Molière himself. In the inventory
taken after Molière's death, and given by M. Soulié, we find: "A dress for The School for
Husbands, consisting of breeches, doublet, cloak, collar, purse and girdle, all of a kind of
brown coloured (couleur de muse) satin."]
VALÈRE, lover to Isabella.
ERGASTE, servant to Valère.
[Footnote: The original has un Commissaire, who in Molière's time, appears to have been
a kind of inferior magistrate under the authority of the Lieutenant-général de la Police.
The Commissaires de Police were not established till 1699; and The School for Husbands
was played for the first time in 1661.]
LISETTE, maid to Isabella.
Scene.--A PUBLIC PLACE IN PARIS.