The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays (with an Introduction by Henry Carrington Lancaster) (Paperback)

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By Moliere, Henry Carrington Lancaster (Introduction by)
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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known popularly by his stage name Moli re, is regarded as one of the masters of French comedic drama. When Moli re began acting in Paris there were two well-established theatrical companies, those of the H tel de Bourgogne and the Marais. Joining these theatrical companies would have been impossible for a new member of the acting profession like Moli re and thus he performed with traveling troupes of actors in the French provinces. It was during this period that Moli re would refine his skills as both an actor and a writer. Eventually his reputation would increase allowing him to return to Paris where he gained the patronage of Philippe I, Duke of Orl ans, the brother of the King of France, Louis XIV. This collection of Moli re's plays includes some of his most notable compositions. In "The Misanthrope", a comedy of errors which satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, the author draws upon his bourgeoisie upbringing in 17th century France. "Tartuffe" is the story of Orgon, the head of his family, who has fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, an imposter who pretends to be pious and to speak with divine authority. These plays along with "The School for Wives", "The School for Wives Criticized", and "The Impromptu at Versailles" exhibit the dramatist at his comedic best. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes an introduction by Henry Carrington Lancaster.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420955330
ISBN-10: 1420955330
Publication Date: May 12th, 2017
Pages: 254
Language: English