The Misanthrope (Translated by Henri Van Laun with an Introduction by Eleanor F. Jourdain) (Paperback)

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By Moliere, Henri Van Laun (Translator), Eleanor F. Jourdain (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. In this volume one of Moli re's most popular works is presented, one in which the author draws upon his bourgeoisie upbringing in 17th century France. "The Misanthrope" is a comedy of errors which satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society. The story is concerned with the relationship between Alceste, a French gentleman who laments the superficiality of society life, and C lim ne, a woman who epitomizes the courtly manners that Alceste despises. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper, is translated by Henri Van Laun, and includes an introduction by Eleanor F. Jourdain.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420956252
ISBN-10: 1420956256
Publication Date: September 14th, 2017
Pages: 54
Language: English