Thon Man Moliere, Paperback / softback Book


Welcome to Paris at the time of Louis XIV. Come backstage and meet the King-s theatre company - a troupe of, grande dames, old hams, ingenue's and of course, their leading man.

Right at the centre, author of their dramas and cause of all their troubles - Thon man Moliere. In constant threat of debtor's prison, in big bother with church and state and - worst of all - disastrously in love with the wrong wife, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin de Moliere writes brilliant comedies inspired by a desperate life.

But telling the truth is a dangerous business and getting his latest drama on stage could be the death of him! Writer of the acclaimed Perfect Days and Mary Queen of Scots got her Head Chopped Off, as well as celebrated Scots versions of Medea, Oedipus, Antigone and Moliere's great trio of masterpieces; poet and playwright Liz Lochhead new original play (premiered at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh) tells the story of her hero, the great comedian Moliere; his scandalous marriage, his scurrilous plays and the irresistible creation of his infamous and celebrated satire Tartuffe.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Nick Hern Books
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9781848426573

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