The Misanthrope and Other Plays : "Such Foolish Affected Ladies", "Tartuffe", "The Misanthrope", "The Doctor Despite Himself", "The Would-be Gentleman", "Those Learned Ladies" Paperback
In the seventeenth century, Moliere raised comedy to the pitch of great art and, three centuries later, his plays are still a source of delight.
He created a new synthesis from the major comic traditions at his disposal.
This collection demonstrates the range of Moliere's comic vision, his ability to move between the broad and basic ploys of farce to the more subtle and sophisticated level of high comedy.
The "Misanthrope" appears along with "Such Preposterously Precious Ladies", "Tartuffe", "A Doctor Despite Himself", "The Would-Be Gentleman", and "Those Learned Ladies".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, notes
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/03/2000
- Category: Plays, playscripts
- ISBN: 9780140447309
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Review by SaraPrindiville
Many of the plays have similar themes and similar characters, but it is nice to see that social problems are being addressed which are still relevant today; forced marriage, intellectuals who use others for money (Patrons!), pretended opulence and intelligence and various other themes.