The Miser and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

The Miser and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)

David Coward, Molière


Translated by way of David Coward

Moliere mixed the entire conventional parts of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly refined and enduringly well known dramas. The Miser is the tale of Harpagon, a mean-spirited previous guy who turns into enthusiastic about creating wealth out of the wedding of his kids, whereas The Hypochondriac, one other learn in obsession, is an excellent satire at the scientific occupation. the varsity for better halves, within which an growing older family tyrant is foiled in his plans to marry his younger ward, provoked such an outcry that Moliere it with the college for other halves Criticized - a witty retort to people who disapproved of the play's meant immorality. And whereas Don Juan is the darkest and such a lot tragic of the entire performs during this assortment, it nonetheless mocks the soullessness of the skinflint with scathing irony.

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