Moli???re (1622-73) combined all the traditional elements of comedy--wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire--with a deep understanding of character to create richly sophisticated dramas which have always delighted audiences. Most are built around dangerously deluded and obsessive heroes such as The Would-Be Gentleman and The Misanthrope who threaten to blight the lives of those around them. Such Foolish Affected Ladies and Those Learned Ladies (both newly translated for this edition) expose the extravagant, fashionable fads ...

The Misanthrope and Other Plays: A New Selection 2000, Penguin Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780140447309

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