Eight Plays By Moliere, Including The Precious Damsel, Tratuffe, The Misanthrope, The School for Wives, The Physician in Spite of Himself & The Would-be Gentleman

by Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere

Other authorsMorris Bishop (Translator)
Hardcover, 1957




Modern Library (1957), Edition: Modern Library


Contains eight works by seventeenth-century French dramatist Moliere, including "The Precious Damsels," "Tartuffe," and "The School for Wives," and includes introductions for each.

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LibraryThing member sholt2001
Moliere is a must-read for any student of the theatre, officially or not. While his style--especially the rhyming verse plays--may distract some, his themes are timeless and his characters inventive and entertaining.
LibraryThing member Devil_llama
Although Moli√®re's comedy is from long ago, some of the characters still seem fresh, though obviously farcical. The charlatans, hypocrites, and buffoons that people his plays are types that recur throughout history. His heavy use of stock characters might strike a 21st century reader as hopelessly simplistic, but in the broad comedy of his style, it works better than many other writers of the same time period. A must read for anyone interested in theatre enough to explore its history.… (more)


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