Monsieur De Pourceaugnac

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Sprache - Englisch

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Monsieur de Pourceaugnac is a three-act comedy play by Molière. It was first presented on 6 October 1669 before the court of Louis XIV at the Château of Chambord by Molière's troupe of actors. The play tells about the beloved young couple inventing a range of clever deceits to be together.


About the Author

Molière, born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin on January 15, 1622, in Paris, France, is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and universal literature. Renowned for his brilliant comedies, Molière's work deftly combines profound wit with a keen observation of social mores and human character. Before committing himself entirely to the stage, Molière attended the prestigious Collège de Clermont, now known as Lycée Louis-le-Grand, where he received a thorough classical education. His father held the royal appointment of upholsterer, which might have become Molière's profession had the lure of the theatre not proven stronger. In 1643, Molière founded the Illustre Théâtre, but this early venture into theater management met with financial difficulties and ultimately bankruptcy. It was after this setback that he assumed the stage name 'Molière.' Despite this early challenge, Molière's career flourished following his return to Paris in 1658, when his troupe gained the patronage of Louis XIV. Molière's plays are often seen as precursors to the satirical works of later centuries. 'Monsieur de Pourceaugnac,' one of his lesser-known pieces, reflects his innovative use of comedy ballets, incorporating musical interludes that enhanced the satirical impact of his societal critiques. Molière's oeuvre includes such classics as 'Tartuffe,' 'The Misanthrope,' and 'The Imaginary Invalid,' with his unique blend of farce, satire, and character study. His literary style, which combines the traditions of the commedia dell'arte with the more refined French farce, showcases his exceptional skill as a playwright and actor. Molière died on February 17, 1673, shortly after collapsing on stage in a performance of his final play, 'The Imaginary Invalid.' Nonetheless, his works continue to be pivotal in theatrical repertoires and studies of literature, captivating audiences and readers for centuries.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 34 Pages

Filesize: 344.9 KB

ISBN: 8596547018612

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