Most widely held works about Comédie-Française
Most widely held works by Comédie-Française
Le bourgeois gentilhomme The would-be gentleman by Molière ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1778 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 291 libraries worldwide
A screen adaptation of Moliere's comedy, this is a lively satire on the pretensions of a rich but silly man to the snobberies of the aristocracy.
Actors' roles at the Comédie française according to the Repertoire des comédies françoises qui se peuuent joüer en 1685 by Comédie-Française ( Book )
2 editions published in 1953 in French and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Le misanthrope by Molière ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1867 and 2005 in French and Undetermined and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Having lost all patience with the flattery and hypocrisy of fashionable society, Alceste has vowed to speak and act only with complete sincerity. Parodoxically, he falls in love with the epitome of all that he despises: the cruel coquette Celimene. When Alceste resolves to abandon society once and for all, he invites her to accompany him but she is more in love with her frivolous lifestyle than with him.
Diderot ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Andromaque by Jean Racine ( Recording )
13 editions published between 1952 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 112 libraries worldwide
L'avare by Molière ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Le décor de théâtre à l'époque romantique : catalogue raisonné des décors de la Comédie-Française, 1799-1848 : d'après les documents conservés dans les collections de la Bibliothèque nationale de France et de la Comédie-Française ; suivi d'une édition du Registre des machinistes par Jacqueline Razgonnikoff by Barry V Daniels ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Le jeu de l'amour et du hasard by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux ( Recording )
30 editions published between 1817 and 1990 in Undetermined and French and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Les femmes savantes by Molière ( Recording )
31 editions published between 1954 and 2008 in French and Undetermined and held by 92 libraries worldwide
"Pseudo-intellectualism is all the fashion, and Chrysale is a man under siege. Philaminte, his wife, is enthralled by the pedantic poet Trissotin and is determined to marry their youngest daughter, Henriette, to him in spite of her husband's opposition and Henriette's protests that she be allowed to marry the sensible Clitandre. In the end, Henriette is united with her beloved, but not before Trissotin abandons his suit-just when it appears that the family's fortunes have been lost through Philaminte's spendthrift highbrow pursuits."--Container.
Les précieuses ridicules by Molière ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Gorgibus, a provincial bourgeois, moves to Paris in the hopes of marrying his daughter and niece to a pair of young men of good families. Unfortunately, Magdelon and Cathos, enamored of the affectations of Parisian society, reject their suitors for lacking the flamboyant manners they so adore. In retaliation, the suitors pass off their valets as highly fashionable noblemen, who succeed in infatuating the snobbish young ladies-and when the subterfuge is revealed, their mortification is complete. This play was Molière's first comedy of manners.
La Comedie Française joue Le médecin malgré lui by Molière ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 70 libraries worldwide
Tartuffe by Molière ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1828 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 68 libraries worldwide
When the religious charlatan Tartuffe insinuates himself into the household of the wealthy but credulous Orgon, it is not long before he takes over, acquiring the deed to the property, disinheriting Orgon's son, and becoming betrothed to Orgon's daughter. But when clever Elmire, Orgon's wife, trips up the imposter, Orgon throws him out-only to find himself arrested and his family evicted instead. A last-minute intervention by the King restores order and metes out justice. This play was suppressed twice before permission was given to perform it freely.
Les cahiers ( Serial )
7 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Fables de La Fontaine by Jean de La Fontaine ( Recording )
18 editions published in 1953 in 3 languages and held by 62 libraries worldwide
La Comedie Francaise presents the fables of La Fontaine in French.
Archives de la Comédie-française. Registre de La Grange (1658-1685) précédé d'une notice biographique by Charles Varlet de La Grange ( Book )
1 edition published in 1876 in French and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Le bourgeois gentilhomme (the would-be gentleman) ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in French and English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
A play by Moliere, a satire on the pretensions of the rich about a silly man who mimics the snobberies of the aristocracy.
La Comedie francaise, ou, L'amour joue ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in French and held by 54 libraries worldwide
An unnarrated documentary on the 300 year old Paris comedy company. Wiseman shows us every facet of the production, from the construction of the set to the cafeteria, to a birthday party for a retired actress who has reached 100.
Berenice tragedie ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in French and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a love triangle involving the Roman emperor Titus and Antiochus, King of Commagene. Both fall in love with Bérénice, the Queen of Judea.
L'école des femmes comédie en cinq actes by Molière ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Fearful of falling victim to marital infidelity, bachelor Arnolphe schemes to marry his guileless young ward, Agnès, whom he has had raised in a convent specifically to be his model wife. However, his naïve plan is spoiled when Agnès runs away with Horace--a fact that Arnolphe learns when Horace unwittingly asks him to conceal her at his home. Before Arnolphe can react, it is revealed that Agnès wealthy father has formally arranged her marriage to Horace, dashing his hopes forever.
Molière la collection ( Visual )
18 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"'Molière : La Collection' est un coffret unique réunissant les dix-sept plus grandes pièces de Molière mises en scène et interprétées par les Comédiens-Français entre 1997 et 2003"; also includes films of Badel's 1973 production of "Tartuffe" & Lucot's 1973 production of "L'avare".
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