One-Act Comedies of Moliere: Seven Plays by Albert Moliere

One-Act Comedies of Moliere: Seven Plays

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(Applause Books). These are the best of Moliere's masterful one-acts, blending broad farce and pointed wit to express his never-ending delight in human foibles. But Moliere is more than just the "master of the laugh," for behind the comic gestures of these matchless rogues, tight-fisted masters, possessive lovers and elegant ladies lurk fears, insecurities and their consequences. Includes: The Jealous Husband, The Flying Doctor, Two Precious Maidens Ridiculed, The Imaginary Cuckold, The Rehearsal at Versailles, The Forced Marriage, The Seductive Mistress.

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The French dramatist Moliere was born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin on January 15, 1622, in Paris. The son of a wealthy tapestry merchant, he had a penchant for the theater from childhood. In 1636, he was sent off to school at the Jesuit College of Claremont and in 1643, he embarked upon a 13-year career touring in provincial theater as a tro...
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Title:One-Act Comedies of Moliere: Seven PlaysFormat:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 0.42 inPublished:June 1, 2000Publisher:Applause Theatre & Cinema Books

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The Jealous Husband - The Flying Doctor Two Precious Maidens RidiculedThe Imaginary CuckoldThe Rehearsal at Versailles - The Forced Marriage - The Seductive MistressThese are the best of Moliere's masterful one-acts, blending board farce and pointed wit to express his never-ending delight in human foibles.But Moliere is more than just "the master of the laugh" as Bermel writes in the introduction. For behind the comic words and gestures of these matchless rogues, tightfisted masters, possessive lovers and elegant ladies lurk fears and insecurities and their consequences. In Moliere, yes, in truth, there are many Kinds of laughter