The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

The Misanthrope and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

David Coward, Molière


Translated by way of David Coward.

Molière (1622-73) mixed all of the conventional parts of comedy—wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire—with a deep figuring out of personality to create richly refined dramas that have regularly extremely joyful audiences. such a lot are outfitted round dangerously deluded and obsessive heroes equivalent to The Would-Be Gentleman and The Misanthrope who threaten to blight the lives of these round them. Such silly Affected women and people realized girls (both newly translated for this variation) reveal the extravagant, trendy fads and snobbery of the Parisian shrewdpermanent set, whereas the tale of the falsely religious Tartuffe and his committed disciple Orgon attracted large controversy for its assault on non secular hypocrisy. ultimately, The health practitioner regardless of Himself kinds a hilarious bankruptcy in Molière's long-standing vendetta opposed to the clinical profession.

Like Shakespeare, Molière used to be a real guy of the theatre whose comedies mixture sharp perception into human nature with an unerring feel of what could paintings on level and make humans chortle. All his maximum achievements are integrated the following and within the accompanying Penguin Classics quantity, The Miser and different Plays.

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