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Molière 1622-1673

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Most widely held works by Molière
Tartuffe, and other plays by Molière( Book )

766 editions published between 1670 and 2019 in 27 languages and held by 6,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The religious fraud Tartuffe has wormed his way into the affections and household of rich merchant, Orgon, with pantomime piety and counterfeit zeal. So comprehensively has he hoodwinked Orgon that he looks set to succeed in driving away the son, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and imprisoning Orgon." "Moliere's classic satire was denounced on its first performance as a sacrilegious outrage and banned from further public view. Only after petition to Louis XIV was the ban lifted, and the play's trenchant mockery of human frailties has ensured its popularity ever since. This new translation by Ranjit Bolt enjoyed its premiere in a major new production at the Royal National Theatre, with Martin Clunes in the title role."--BOOK JACKET
The miser and other plays by Molière( Book )

1,411 editions published between 1000 and 2019 in 19 languages and held by 5,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aging but vital Harpagon is hoarding every centime he can get his hands on, making sure that his two children, the virginal Elise and the dandy Cleante, live under his iron will. To complicate matters, Elise has fallen in love with the handsome Valere, who masquerades as a servant in the household, despite his noble birth, and, worse yet, Cleante and Harpagon are both smitten with the same woman, the beautiful, somewhat dim, Marianne. Meanwhile, scheming servants and assorted hustlers angle for Harpagon's incredible wealth, much of which is now buried and protected by snarling Dobermans"--Page 4 of cover
The imaginary invalid; a play in three acts by Molière( Book )

747 editions published between 1290 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 4,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsieur Ardin, the imaginary invalid, is a thoroughgoing hypochondriac. His daughter, Angelique, is in love with Cleante. But Ardin insists that she shall marry the son of a doctor and a doctor himself, Thomas Defois. Toinette, the maid and Beralde, Ardin's brother, do everything possible to dissuade Ardin in his determination to marry Angelique to the stupid Thomas. Beline, Ardin's shrewish wife, is determined that Angelique shall become a nun so that there will be no one but she, Beline, to inherit Ardin's estate. By many tricks, Toinette and Beralde show up Beline as the mercenary she is and the doctors as the fools they are. --From publisher's description
The bourgeois gentleman by Molière( Book )

1,186 editions published between 1671 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 4,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Moliere's 1670 satire of French society, "The Bourgeois Gentleman," in which a wealthy tradesman aspires to become a gentleman in order to win the favor of a marchioness, even though he is already married
The misanthrope : and Tartuffe by Molière( Book )

701 editions published between 1667 and 2020 in 25 languages and held by 4,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Misanthrope, Alceste begins as a man who loves mankind so much that he cannot brook flattery or hypocrisy and winds up withdrawing from society in disgust. In Tartuffe, unctuous, cunning and evil Tartuffe insinuates himself into the home of substantial citizen Orgon. Tartuffe almost succeeds in driving the son away, marrying the daughter, seducing the wife and depriving Orgon of all his possessions
The learned ladies : comedy in five acts, 1672 by Molière( Book )

463 editions published between 1755 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 3,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ms. Thomas' previous and similar rollicking version of Moliere's Les Femmes Savantes delighted audiences off-Broadway in 1991, in a production starring Jean Stapleton as Philamente, a blossoming literary lady on the verge of coming into her own. It was re-imagined in 1993 at ACT in San Francisco, with many productions throughout the country since then. During the Salon movement of the 17th century, women, thirsty for knowledge and freedom, began to read, discuss and absorb all the learning they could now get their hands on. Frequently, into that mix came sycophants and opportunists, to take advantage of the budding but not fully formed intelligence of the Women's Movement. Enter Trissotin, a mediocre poet with a lot of sex appeal and little literary talent, who all but seduces Philamente, determined to be at the forefront of the movement. Equally determined to marry him off to her younger daughter (who just wants to marry her sweetheart Lycandre and raise children), she bullies her meek husband into tacitly agreeing, and the machinations that follow between family members, visiting poets and maids who refuse to learn proper French are predictably and delightfully Molière. This version strays from a strictly literal translation of the play, often employing anachronisms in the rhymed couplets that may appall purists, but have delighted audiences since its original inception. In this new version, there are 6 women and 4 men, and the familiar "Voice of Reason", present in almost every Moliere play and always a male, is now, for the first time, FEMALE! If you want your audiences to roll with laughter as they recognize their hilarious selves in the midst of a "Feminist culture," this version is for you"--Information provided by publisher
Don Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665 by Molière( Book )

446 editions published between 1683 and 2018 in 21 languages and held by 2,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Juan, the "Seducer of Seville," originated as a hero-villain of Spanish folk legend, is a famous lover and scoundrel who has made more than a thousand sexual conquests. One of Moliere's best-known plays, Don Juan was written while Tartuffe was still banned on the stages of Paris, and shared much with the outlawed play. Modern directors transform Don Juan in every new era, as each director finds something new to highlight in this timeless classic. Richard Wilbur's flawless translation will be the standard for generations to come, as have his translations of Moliere's other plays. Witty, urbane, and poetic in its prose, Don Juan is, most importantly, as funny now as it was for audiences when it was first presented
Scapin ; and, Don Juan : in new translations by Molière( Book )

544 editions published between 1671 and 2019 in 12 languages and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scapin, le valet italien, est fourbe. Il est menteur, voleur, hypocrite et perfide. Mais, à sa façon, il est aussi fidèle et courageux. Il lutte en permanence contre les injustices de son temps, celle par exemple qui empêche les amoureux de se marier librement. Voilà pourquoi ses jeunes maîtres lui confient leurs amours, voilà pourquoi il s'engage à les aider. Et quand Scapin donne sa parole, l'action se précipite. Toutes les ruses et toutes les inventions burlesques sont permises ! [4e de couv.]
The pretentious young ladies : Les précieuses ridicules : a one-act comedy in prose by Molière( Book )

611 editions published between 1660 and 2019 in 14 languages and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features the table of contents linked to every part and chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
Amphitryon by Molière( )

95 editions published between 1675 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation set in rhyme of a French classic. It tells of Jupiter's affair with the wife of a Greek general. Says Jupiter: "Your love for me was very weak, perforce, / If by so small a thing it was undone! / Should a little joke occasion a divorce, / And should one bridle at what was meant in fun?"
The doctor in spite of himself ; and the bourgeois gentleman by Molière( Book )

436 editions published between 1667 and 2020 in 14 languages and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vengeful wife makes two visitors believe that her woodcutter husband is really a famous doctor
Lovers' quarrels by Molière( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lover's quarrels (1656) was Molière's second full-length play in verse, and it is a comedy animated by deception and misunderstanding. A young woman (Ascagne) has worn masculine disguise since childhood, for the sake of an inheritance that would otherwise go to the household of young Valère. Ascagne loves Valère, who is a suitor of her sister Lucile, and cleverly manages to marry him in a midnight ceremony, Valère believing that his veiled and unseen bride is Lucile. Valère's manservant Mascarille is similarly deceived and, under pressure, conveys his misinformation to Éraste, a young man who jealously loves Lucile and is loved in turn by her. The ensuing quarrel between Éraste and Lucile lasts until the fourth act, and is paralleled by the quarreling and reconciliation of Gros-René (Éraste's valet) and Marinette (Lucile's maid)"--P. [4] of cover
Tartuffe : comedy in five acts, 1669 by Molière( Book )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Wilbur's verse translation of Tartuffe has been acclaimed as a masterpiece in its own right. Set in rhymed couplets, it captures not only the tone of the original but the dramatic energy as well. Not surprisingly, the play in this translation has been performed regularly over the years. One of Moliere's most popular plays, Tartuffe, written in 1669, tells the story of Orgon, a rich bourgeois who has become a prude and bigot in his middle age. He is the perfect mark for Tartuffe, a wily opportunist and swindler, who ingratiates himself with Orgon by affecting an air of piety. Soon the gulled Orgon not only hands over his fortune but offers his daughter in marriage to Tartuffe. But Orgon discovers his "spiritual" master's true nature in a most shocking and hilarious fashion
The bungler by Molière( )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Molière's THE BUNGLER (1655) takes place in the Sicilian city of Messina and is a fresh, zestful verse treatment of the familiar elements of Italian popular comedy. A beautiful young woman named Célie has been traveling with a gypsy band and, shortly before the play begins, has been left by the gypsies with a rich old man named Trufaldin as security for a loan. Two young men of Messina, Lélie and Léandre, have lately been rivals for the hand of a girl named Hippolyte, but when Célie appears on the scene they are both smitten by her, and she becomes the new object of their rivalry. The warm, impetuous Lélie turns to his valet, a cunning trickster named Mascarille, for help in out-witting Léandre and in freeing the pawned Célie from what amounts to captivity. Mascarille, who loves to plot and deceive, contrives ruse after ruse in his master's interest, but is repeatedly frustrated by the blunders of Lélie--who, even when he is an informed participant in his valet's schemes, manages unintentionally to spoil them. This joke is repeated for nearly five acts, and does not grow tiresome: One delights in the resilience of Mascarille, the wondrous variety of his intrigues, and the astonishing ability of Lélie to botch them. As the result of certain discoveries, the play is able at its close to unite Lélie with his Célie, who turns out to be of gentle birth. Léandre is reunited with Hippolyte, to the satisfaction of her father, Anselme, and indeed the dénouement pleases everyone, including Trufaldin, Pandolfe (Lélie's father), and Andrès, a former suitor of Célie's who is now revealed to be her long-lost brother. It is, as Mascarille observes, "like the ending of a comedy
Le misanthrope, comédie by Molière( Book )

341 editions published between 1658 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse : Personnages : 8 hommes, 3 femmes
The school for wives : comedy in five acts, 1662 by Molière( Book )

313 editions published between 1663 and 2019 in 16 languages and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cocu imaginaire offre le premier modèle de ces personnages dont les souffrances vont constituer l'essence de la comédie. Celle-ci donne, avec Arnolphe et Agnès, l'image des rêves, des désirs, des passions qui agitent le corps et le coeur de l'homme
Plays by Molière( Book )

32 editions published between 1771 and 1950 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Art-type ed "--T p The school for wives (L'École des femmes)-- Tartuffe; or, The impostor (Tartuffe; ou, L'Imposteur)-- The misanthrope (Le misanthrope)-- The physician in spite of himself (Le médicin malgré lui)-- The miser (L'Avare)
The misanthrope, and other plays by Molière( Book )

41 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written during the triumphant final years of Moliere's career, these seven works represent the mature flowering of his artistry and the most profound development of his vision of humanity. They are essential to appreciating the full genius of this greatest and best-loved French comic author
Œuvres complètes de Molière by Molière( Book )

290 editions published between 1732 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une même introduction, p. 9-15, figure au début de chacun des quatre volumes. Notice pour chaque pièce (env. quatre pages par notice). SDM
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The imaginary invalid; a play in three acts
The miser and other playsThe imaginary invalid; a play in three actsThe bourgeois gentlemanThe misanthrope : and TartuffeThe learned ladies : comedy in five acts, 1672Don Juan : comedy in five acts, 1665Scapin ; and, Don Juan : in new translationsThe pretentious young ladies : Les précieuses ridicules : a one-act comedy in prose
Alternative Names
Jean-Baptiste Molière

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière


Mauliyara 1622-1673


Mo-li-ai 1622-1673

Mol li e leu 1622-1673


Molʹer 1622-1673

Molʹer 1622-1673 gospodin de

Moler gospodin de

Molʹer, gospodin de, 1622-1673

Molʹer, Ž.

Molʹer , Ž.-B.

Molʹer, Žan-Batist.

Molʹer, Žan-Batist 1622-1673

Moler Zh.-B.

Molʹer, Zh.-B. 1622-1673

Molʹer, Zh.-B. (Zhan-Batist), 1622-1673

Moler Zhan-Baptist

Mol'er, Zhan-Batist

Molʹer, Zhan-Batist 1622-1673

Molʹer, Zhan-Batist Poklėn-

Moliai 1622-1673

Moliè, Jean Baptiste 1622-1673



Molier̆ 1622-1673

Molier francuski komediopisarz

Molier, J.

Molier, Jan.

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Molière francia drámaíró, rendező, színész (1622-1673)

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Molière francúzsky herec, dramatik, režisér a divadelný riaditeľ

Molière Fransız oyun yazarı ve oyuncu (1622 - 1673)

Molière fransk dramatiker, teaterägare, författare, skådespelare och regissör

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Molière French playwright and actor

Molière, G. B. di

Molière, G. B. di 1622-1673

Molière, G. B. Poquelin de 1622-1673

Moliere, I.B.P. 1622-1673

Moliere, I. B. P. de

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Molière, J. B.

Molière, J. B. 1622-1673

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Molière, J.B.P.

Molière, J.-B. P. de

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Molière, J.-B. P. de (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin)

Molière, J.-B. P. de (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), 1622-1673

Molière, J.B.P (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), 1622-1673

Molière, J. B. Poquelin de.

Molière, J. B. Poquelin de 1622-1673

Molière, Jacques R. de la

Molière, Jacques R. de la 1622-1673

Molière, Jan Křtitel Poquelin 1622-1673

Molière, Jan Poquelin.

Molière, Jean

Molière, Jean 1622-1673

Moliere Jean B.

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Molière, Jean Babtiste

Molière, Jean Bapt. Poquelin de 1622-1673

Molière, Jean Baptist Poqulin de

Molière, Jean Baptist Poqulin de 1622-1673

Molière, Jean Baptiste

Molière, Jean-Baptiste 1622-1673

Molière, Jean-Baptiste de

Molière, Jean-Baptiste de 1622-1673

Molière, Jean-Baptiste P. de

Molière, Jean-Baptiste P. de 1622-1673

Molière, Jean-Baptiste Pocquelin

Molière, Jean Baptiste Polequin 1622-1673

Molière, Jean Baptiste Poquelen de 1622-1673

Molière, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

Molière, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin 1622-1673

Molière Jean-Baptiste Poquelin de

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Molière, Jean Baptiste Poquelin dit 1622-1673

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Moliere, Johann B. von

Moliere, Johann B. von 1622-1673

Moliere, Johann Baptista Pockelin von

Moliere, Johann Baptista Pockelin von 1622-1673

Moliere, Johann Baptista von

Moliere, Johann Baptista von 1622-1673

Molière, Johann Baptiste von 1622-1673

Molière Molieri

Moliére Phransiya jacha marka qillqiri

Molière Poquelin, Jean B.

Molière Poquelin, Jean B. 1622-1673

Molière Pranses nga aktor ken dramaturgo

Molière pseud

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Molière schrijver

Molière scriitor francez de teatru, director și actor

Molière toneelschrijver uit Koninkrijk Frankrijk (1622-1673)


Molieres 1622-1673

Moliero J.B.


Molieros 1622-1673


Molierus 1622-1673


Molijer 1622-1673

Molijer, Žan Batist


Moliyara 1622-1673


Moliyer 1622-1673


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Moljērs 1622-1673

Moljērs, Ž. B.

Moljērs, Žans Batists 1622-1673


Molliere 1622-1673


Mollierŭ 1622-1673


Molyér 1622-1673

Moʾlyeʿr, Zš. B.

Molyer, Zshan Poklen

Molyer, Zshan Poḳlen 1622-1673

Moriēru 1622-1673

Mūlijīr 1622-1673

Mūlīyīr 1622-1673


Mūlyīr 1622-1673


Pockelin von Moliere, Johann Baptista

Pockelin von Moliere, Johann Baptista 1622-1673

Pocquelin de Molière, Jean B.

Pocquelin de Molière, Jean B. 1622-1673

Pocquelin de Molière, Jean Baptiste

Pocquelin de Molière, Jean Baptiste 1622-1673

Pocquelin, Jean B.

Pocquelin, Jean B. 1622-1673

Pocquelin, Jean-Baptiste

Pocquelin, Jean Baptiste 1622-1673

Pokelin, Jan-Chrzciciel.

Poklėn-Molʹer, Žan-Batist 1622-1673

Poklėn-Molʹer, Zhan-Batist

Poklen, Zan B.

Poklen, Žan B. 1622-1673

Poklenas Žanas Batistas

Poklin, Žan Baptist 1622-1673

Poquelin de Molière, G. B. 1622-1673

Poquelin de Molière, J. B.

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Poquelin de Molière, Jean B.

Poquelin de Molière, Jean B. 1622-1673

Poquelin de Molière, Jean-Baptiste

Poquelin de Molière, Jean-Baptiste 1622-1673

Poquelin di Moliere, Giacomo Battista 1622-1673

Poquelin dit Molière, Jean-Baptiste 1622-1673

Poquelin, J.B.

Poquelin J. B. 1622-1673

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Poquelin, Juan Bautista 1622-1673

Poquelin Molière, Jean B.

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Poquelin-Molière, Jean-Baptiste

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Poqueline de Molière 1622-1673

Poqueline de Molière, Jean Baptiste 1622-1673

Poquelinus Mollerius, Joannes Baptista 1622-1673

Rochette de la Molière, Jacques

Rochette de la Molière, Jacques 1622-1673

Ž. B. Moljērs


Μολιέρος Γάλλος θεατρικός συγγραφέας και ηθοποιός

Жан Батист Поклен Молиер



Молиер френски драматург и актьор



Мольер 1622-1673

Мольер Ж.-Б.

Мольер Ж. Б. 1622-1673

Мольер, Жан Батист

Мольер, Жан Батист 1622-1673

Мольер, Жан Батист Поклен 1622-1673

Мольер, Жан-Батист Поклэн

Мольер французский драматург, комедиограф и актёр



Мольэр 1622-1673


Мольєр французький письменник, драматург і актор, один із засновників «Блискучого Театру»

Мольєр французький письменник, драматург і актор, один із засновників «Ілюстр Театр»

Поклен Ж. Б

Поклен Ж. Б. 1622-1673

Поклен Жан Батист

Поклэнъ-Мольеръ, Жанъ-Батистъ




מולייר, 1622־1673

מולייר, ב׳אן בטיסט

מולייר מחזאי צרפתי

מולייר, פ.

מוליר 1622-1673

מוליר, ז'ן בטיסט פוקלן


פוקלן, ז'אן באטיסט

פוקלן, ז'ן בטיסט

بوكلان، جون بابتيست، 1622-1673

بوكلان، جون باتيست، 1622-1673

ملير، 1622-1673

ملير، جان بپتيسط

مولير، جان بپتيسط

موليه ‌ر


موليير 1622-1673

موليير، جان بپتيسط

موليير مؤلف كوميدي مسرحي وشاعر فرنسي


مولیر 1622-1673


پوكلىن, ژان باپتىست 1622-1673


मॅलिएर फ्रेंच नाटककार और अभिनेता



मौलियर​ 1622-1673


মলিয়ের ফরাসী নাট্যকার ও অভিনেতা





മോള്യേർ ഫ്രഞ്ച് നാടകകൃത്തും അഭിനേതാവും






მოლიერი ფრანგი დრამატურგი და თეატრალური მოღვაწე

몰리에르 1622-1673

몰리에르 프랑스의 극작가

몰리에르 프랑스의 극작가이다

포클랭, 장 바티스트 1622-1673

포클랭, 장 밥티스트 1622-1673




モリエール, 1622-1673

モリエール 17世紀フランスの俳優、劇作家


莫里哀 1622-1673

莫里哀 法国喜剧作家、演员、戏剧活动家