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The Romantic Ladies / The Misanthrope / Don Juan or The Feast of the Statue / Tartuffe / George Dandin / The Would-be Gentleman / The School for Wifes / The School for Wifes Critisized / The Miser: Comedies of Molière

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Contents:

- The Romantic Ladies
- The Misanthrope
- Don Juan or The Feast of the Statue
- Tartuffe
- George Dandin
- The Would-be Gentleman
- The School for Wifes
- The School for Wifes Critisized
- The Miser
Paperback, 440 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Wildside Press (first published 1929)
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
Nov 19, 2012 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those Who Enjoy Reading Plays
Recommended to Lisa (Harmonybites) by: Good Reading: 100 Significant Books
Moliere has long been on my to-read list because his comedies were on a list of "100 Significant Books" I was determined to read through. The introduction in one of the books of his plays says that of his "thirty-two comedies... a good third are among the comic masterpieces of world literature." The plays are surprisingly accessible and amusing, even if by and large they strike me as frothy and light compared to comedies by Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Wilde, Shaw and Rostand. But I may be at a di ...more
Rebecca Mildren
May 06, 2015 Rebecca Mildren rated it it was amazing
a great translation
Sergio
Apr 17, 2012 Sergio rated it it was amazing
Las comedias incluidas tienen muchas veces personajes totalmente definidos por un sólo ideal. Esto los convierte en seres extraordinarios dadas las circunstancias en que se sucede cada escena tan oportuna para la historia e inoportuna para el personaje que ponen en entredicho tales ideales.

Para ser comedia escrita hace más de 400 años, el humor es tan fresco y efectivo lo cual te hace conectar con la época y a pesar de las diferencias culturales se pueden reconocer rasgos humanos universales.
Chris Brimmer
Jul 22, 2009 Chris Brimmer rated it it was amazing
The codifier of French social commentary through farce. He should be required reading for those studying societies moving through repression to more open conventions. A comparison to plays currently written in places like Iran might be illuminating.
Rebecca
Apr 02, 2009 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Great playwrights always manage to hit on themes and characteristics of the human saga that are a constant no matter what century they are applied to.
Megan
Jan 30, 2008 Megan rated it it was amazing
i love moliere. am now on a new mission to see one of his plays staged.
Blair
Dec 29, 2012 Blair rated it it was amazing
Le medecin malgre lui, hands down best moliere play.
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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his stage name, Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known dramas are Le Misanthrope, (The Misanthrope), L'Ecole des femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), L'Avare ou l'École du mensonge (The Miser), Le Malade ...more
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