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Translated by Donald M. Frame wood-engraved illustration by Tony Johannot
Leather Bound, 503 pages
Published 1985 by The Franklin Library (first published 1929)
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Lisa (Harmonybites)
Nov 19, 2012 Lisa (Harmonybites) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
Dony Grayman
Comedias de Molière; algunas leídas para el colegio, otras por gusto.
James Violand
Jul 02, 2014 James Violand rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: drama lovers
Shelves: own
Very funny. A later edition of Aristophanes. Witty and engaging.
Sergio
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.
Maximiliano
Verdaderamente entretenida y jocosa...
Chris Brimmer
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
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.
Jilly
Moliére je samozřejmě úžasný, přesto u mě vždycky vévodí Carlo Goldoni.
Megan
i love moliere. am now on a new mission to see one of his plays staged.
Blair
Le medecin malgre lui, hands down best moliere play.
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