It seems not to have been staged before that in the provinces. Gorgibus, the father of Magdelon and uncle of Cathos, decides they should marry a pair of eminently eligible young men but the two women find the men unrefined and ridicule them. On stage comes Mascarille, a young man who pretends to be a sophisticated man of the world. Magdelon falls in love with him. Next on stage comes another young man, Jodelet, with whom Cathos falls in love.
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Two young men, La Grange tenor and Croissy baritone , are introduced to two young ladies, Madelon soprano and Cathos mezzo-soprano , by Gorgibus bass , father of one and uncle of the other, but are considered insufficiently refined and educated and are rejected.
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