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The Miser and Other Plays: A New Selection (Penguin Classics)

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This volume of Moliere's dramatic commentaries on society presents The Miser, a misguided hero who obsessively disrupts the lives of those around him. The School for Wives is newly translated for this edition and was fiercely denounced as impious and vulgar. Moliere's response to his detractors became The School for Wives Criticized. Even more alarming to critics was his version of Don Juan. In The Hypochondriac, he produced an outrageous expose of medicine.

Synopsis:

This collection demonstrates the range of Moliere's comic vision, his ability to move between the broad and basic ploys of farce to the more subtle and sophistocated level of high comedy.

About the Author

Moliere was the stage name of Jean-Baptiste Poquelin (1622-1673). His plays achieved great success, especially his masterpiece, The Misanthrope, and elicited enormous controversy with their religious irreverence.

John Wood was born in 1900 and went to Manchester University. After some years in teaching and adult education he spent his working life in educational administration. Concern with the relevance of the arts in education, combined with personal predilection, led to involvement with the theatre and with the work of Molière in particular, as producer and translator. He also translated The Misanthrope and Other Plays and The Miser and Other Plays for Penguin Classics.

David Coward is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Leeds, England. He won a Scott-Moncrieff prize for his edition of Albert Cohen's Belle du Seigneur.

David Coward is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Leeds, England. He won a Scott-Moncrieff prize for his edition of Albert Cohen's Belle du Seigneur.

David Coward is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Leeds, England. He won a Scott-Moncrieff prize for his edition of Albert Cohen's Belle du Seigneur.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140447286
Translator:
Wood, John
Translator:
Coward, David
Translator:
Wood, John
Author:
Moliere
Author:
Wood, John
Author:
Moliere, Jean-Baptiste
Author:
Coward, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Moliere
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
98-223
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.77x5.12x.79 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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