The "Misanthrope" and Other Plays PDF ePub eBook

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The In the seventeenth century, Moliere raised comedy to the pitch of great art and, three centuries later, his plays are still a source of delight. He created a new synthesis from the major comic traditions at his disposal. This collection demonstrates the range of Moliere's comic vision, his ability to move between the broad and basic ploys of farce to the more subtle and sophisticated level of high comedy. The "Misanthrope" appears along with "Such Preposterously Precious Ladies", "Tartuffe", "A Doctor Despite Himself", "The Would-Be Gentleman", and "Those Learned Ladies".

About Moliere

Moliere was born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin in Paris in 1622. He began studying law but gave it up in favour of an acting career. A gifted actor, director and writer, he is remembered as the creator of French classical comedy. He died in 1673 aftera performance of The Hypochondriac. John Wood was involved with theatrical productions of Moliere as a producer and translator. David Coward is a Professor of French at the University of Leeds. He has translated many French novels and plays.

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Author : Moliere
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Data Published : 30 March 2000
ISBN : 014044730X
EAN : 9780140447309
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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