At first I thought that I was going to be annoyed by the rhyming lines in this play, and at first I was. But the more I listened to the play (audiobook), the more I became impressed with Molière's
skill! The rhymes were complex, and flowed nicely, never hurting the dialog or the story being told. Now, I suppose that some of the credit has to go to the actors--I could certainly see how a bad actor could slaughter this play, but I think that even good actors would find that this kind of play could really test their acting skills.
In addition, I thought The Bungler was pretty funny! It did remind me fairly strongly of some of William Shakespeare's
romantic comedies (Much Ado About Nothing
, As You Like It
, Twelfth Night
, etc.), but this play succeeded for me where those Shakespeare plays did not: The Bungler was actually funny! The joke did run on a little bit longer than was probably good for the play, but still, this was was an enjoyable little work.