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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:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : 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: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Molière; Molière
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Bradby; Andrew Calder
ISBN: 9781139001090 1139001094
OCLC Number: 123940621
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 242 pages) : illustrations, music
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.
Other Titles: Cambridge companions complete collection.
Responsibility: edited by David Bradby, Andrew Calder.
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A broad and detailed introduction to Moliere and his plays, this Companion examines Moliere's life and career, his theatres, comedy and satire in his plays, and his innovative comedies-ballets.  Read more...

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