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The Cambridge companion to Moliere

Author: David Bradby; Andrew Calder
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed introduction to Molière and his plays, this companion evokes his own theatrical career, his theatres, patrons, the performers and theatre staff with whom he worked, and the various publics he and his troupes entertained with such success.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
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Named Person: Molière; Molière; Molière; Molière.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Bradby; Andrew Calder
ISBN: 0521837596 9780521837590 0521546656 9780521546652 9780521546652
OCLC Number: 63187526
Description: xix, 242 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chronology --
1. The career strategy of an actor turned playwright : 'de l'audace, encore de l'audace, toujours de l'audace' / Marie-Claude Canova-Green --
2. The material conditions of Molière's stage / Jan Clarke --
3. The master and the mirror : Scaramouche and Molière / Stephen Knapper --
4. Molière as satirist / Larry F. Norman --
5. How (and why) not to take Molière too seriously / Richard Parish --
6. L'Avare or Harpagon's masterclass in comedy / Robert McBride --
7. Laughter and irony in Le Misanthrope / Andrew Calder --
8. Comédies-ballets / Charles Mazouer --
9. Le Bourgeois gentilhomme : Molière and music / John S. Powell --
10. Medicine and entertainment in Le Malade imaginaire / Julia Prest --
11. Molière and the teaching of Frenchness : Les Femmes savantes as a case study / Ralph Albanese, Jr. --
12. L'École des femmes : matrimony and the laws of chance / Roxanne Lalande --
13. Molière nationalised : Tartuffe on the British stage from the Restoration to the present day / Noël Peacock --
14. Landmark twentieth-century productions of Molière : a transatlantic perspective on Molière : mise en scène and its historiography / Jim Carmody --
15. Dom Juan the directors' play / David Whitton --
16. 'Reculer pour mieux sauter' : modern experimental theatre's debt to Molière / David Bradby.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by David Bradby, Andrew Calder.
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