The Miser and Other Plays by Molière

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This edition of comedies by Molière includes: "The School for Wives," a comedy of infidelity and his first great success, "The Critique of the School for Wives," "Don Juan," "The Miser," and "The Imaginary Invalid," the play that Molière appeared in only hours before his death. Renowned for his comedic genius and ability to portray a true sense of humanity in his characters, Molière has been delighting and intriguing audiences since the seventeenth century, at which time they pleased King Louis XIV and changed the face of French comic drama. "The Miser," a representative product of Molière's many-sided genius, is a comedy of manners loosely based on "The Pot of Gold," by the Roman playwright Plautus. In each of these plays, Molière weaves a dark thread of tragedy into his comic visions of love, society, and the comfortable bourgeois home.

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Richard Wilbur received his B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. from Harvard. Wilbur's publications include six volumes of poetry and two collections of his selected verse, a volume of his collection verse, translations of Molière's four most outstanding verse plays, a collection of of his prose and two books for children
Published June 24, 2010 by Neeland Media LLC. 190 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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