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The Misanthrope by Molière Summary

THE STORY: Outraged and disheartened by the vain flattery and calculated duplicity of his fellow men, Alceste declares that henceforth he will speak only the truth--no matter what offense this might give. His philosophic friend Philinte counsels him

The Misanthrope and Tartuffe, by Molière

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The Misanthrope and Tartuffe, by Molière by Richard Wilbur Summary

Two classic plays translated by a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet into English verse. In The Misanthrope, society itself is indicted and the impurity of its critic’s motives is exposed. In Tartuffe, the bigoted and prudish Orgon falls completely under the power of the wily Tartuffe. Introductions by Richard Wilbur.

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The Misanthrope by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere,Ranjit Bolt Summary

First performed in Paris in 1666, The Misanthrope is one of Molière’s great comic masterpieces. Exasperated by the corruption of society, the cynical but noble Alceste wrestles with his love for the wordly and coquettish Célimène. This version of The Misanthrope was first performed at the Piccadilly Theatre, London, by The Peter Hall Company, starring Michael Pennington, Elaine Paige, and Peter Bowles. Ranjit Bolt has translated many of the world’s masterpieces of theatre including works by Sophocles, Goldoni, Corneille, Beaumarchais and Brecht. His highly successful translation of Molière’s The School for Wives (The Peter Hall Company) ran in the West End for six months.

Tartuffe and the Misanthrope

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Tartuffe and the Misanthrope by Molière,Prudence L. Steiner,Roger W. Herzel Summary

Prudence Steiner's lively prose translations remain close to the original French, giving us the speech of the characters in a slightly compressed and formalized language that echoes the effect created by Molière's verse. Roger Herzel's thoughtful Introduction discusses Molière's life; Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, and the comic tradition; and the setting, casting, and style of the plays.

The Misanthrope's Guide to Life

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The Misanthrope's Guide to Life by Meghan Rowland,Chris Turner-Neal Summary

Misanthrope, n.: 1.) One who hates mankind; a curmudgeon; a loner; 2.) The guy in your office who responded to your e-mail of baby photos with "D-. Passing, but not college material"; 3.) A Realist From The Misanthrope's Guide to Life In this guide, you'll learn how to get away from the pain-in-the-asses who make you seriously consider investing in a fallout shelter and making it your new home. You'll take isolated comfort in these survival strategies, including how to: Conduct managed incoherence to get the delivery boy from the lobby to your door Take a "French leave" in order to eat alone at work Get ousted from your kickball league by dressing as Magnum, P.I. for every game Get back at the jerk yapping on his cell phone by reciting the lyrics to Harry Chapin's version of "Cat's in the Cradle" End a conversation by "Gwynething" (also known as playing the "I'm delightfully foreign" act) someone to death This is the survival guide you will be annoyed not to have.

The Misanthrope ; and Tartuffe

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The Misanthrope ; and Tartuffe by Moliere,Molière,Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière Summary

Presents English translations of two plays by seventeenth-century French playwright Molière, including "The Misanthrope," the story of a man who loves a woman who is the embodiement of all that he abhors; and "Tartuffe," which tells of a wealthy, middle-aged bigot who is conned by Tartuffe into handing over his fortune and his daughter.

The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and Other Plays

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'Why does he write those ghastly plays that the whole of Paris flocks to see? And why does he paint such lifelike portraits that everyone recognizes themselves?' Moliere, The Impromptu at Versailles This volume brings together four of Moliere's greatest verse comedies covering the best years of his prolific writing career. Actor, director, and playwright, Moliere (1622-73) was one of the finest and most influential French dramatists, adept at portraying human foibles and puncturing pomposity. The School for Wives was his first great success; Tartuffe, condemned and banned for five years, his most controversial play. The Misanthrope is his acknowledged masterpiece, and The Clever Women his last, and perhaps best-constructed, verse piece. In addition this collection includes a spirited attack on his enemies and a defence of his theatre, in the form of two sparkling short plays, The School for Wives Criticized and The Impromptu at Versailles. Moliere's prose plays are available in a complementary Oxford World's Classics edition, Don Juan and Other Plays. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Misanthrope and Other Plays

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The Misanthrope and Other Plays by Jean-Baptiste Moliere Summary

In the seventeenth century, Molière raised comedy to the pitch of great art and, three centuries later, his plays are still a source of delight. He created a new synthesis from the major comic traditions at his disposal. This collection demonstrates the range of Molière's comic vision, his ability to move between the broad and basic ploys of farce to the more subtle and sophisticated level of high comedy. The Misanthrope appears along with Such Preposterously Precious Ladies, Tartuffe, A Doctor Despite Himself, The Would-Be Gentleman, and Those Learned Ladies.

The Grouch (A Modern Version of The Misanthrope)

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The Grouch (A Modern Version of The Misanthrope) by N.A Summary

“How I deplore the bogus ways Of society these days - A sort of national contest To find out who can a*se-lick best!” In this witty cutting version of Le Misanthrope Molière’s angry hero Alceste becomes Alan - journalist, intellectual and free spirit- who finds himself adrift in a social whirl of false flattery and schmooze. In a world where nobody calls a spade a spade (or even knows what a spade is for), how can the cantankerous but high-minded Alan secure the affections of Celia - a spoiled, feckless, fickle socialite, who happens to be the love of his life? The Grouch was first performed at West Yorkshire Playhouse in February 2008

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Molière: The Affected Misses, Don Juan, Tartuffe, The Misanthrope, The Doctor by Complusion, The Miser, The Trademan Turned Gentlemen, The Learned Ladies

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Molière and the Misanthrope

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Four French Plays

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The 'greatest hits' of French classical theatre, in vivid and acclaimed new Penguin translations by John Edmunds and with editorial apparatus by Joseph Harris. The plays in this volume - Cinna, The Misanthrope, Andromache and Phaedra - span only thirty-seven years, but make up the defining period of French theatre. In Corneille's Cinna (1640), absolute power is explored in ancient Rome, while Molière's The Misanthrope (1666), the only comedy in this collection, sees its anti-hero outcast for his refusal to conform to social conventions. Here also are two key plays by Racine: Andromache (1667), recounting the tragedy of Hector's widow after the Trojan War, and Phaedre (1677), showing a mother crossing the bounds of love with her son. This translation of Phaedra was originally broadcast on Radio Three with a cast including Prunella Scales and Timothy West, and was praised by playwright Harold Pinter. This is the first time it has been published. The edition also includes an introduction by Joseph Harris, genealogical tables, pronunciation guides, critiques and prefaces, as well as a chronology and suggested further reading. After a varied career as an actor, teacher, and BBC TV national newsreader, John Edmunds became the founder-director of Aberystwyth University's department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies. Joseph Harris is Senior Lecturer at Royal Holloway, University of London and author of Hidden Agendas: Cross-Dressing in Seventeenth-Century France (2005).

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The Misanthrope by Salome Nabainivalu Summary

The Misanthrope is a novel that explores what it is to be an individual, the nature of relationships, race, otherness, class and the oppressiveness of small town life. The Misanthrope is an absurdist, coming of age novel set in the late 1990s when the coldest summer on record descends over the Australian coastal town of Menninda. The protagonist is Artemis Armstrong, a peculiar soon to be sixteen year old high school student of Australian and Fijian heritage with an obsession with all things Japanese. Living with her Aunt Alexandra, both are considered misfits, having to contend with the oppressiveness of small town life. Aunt Alexandra has raised Artemis to be highly individualistic, providing her with an extra-curricula list of readings to aid her intellectual development. Artemis becomes fascinated with the work of Epictetus, a Stoic philosopher born in 55AD, and attempts to follow his manual, The Encheiridion adapting it to her contemporary life. Aunt Alexandra lives in self-imposed exile, after self-immolating on account of a man. Artemis also has reclusive tendencies, having no friends to speak of. Rather she has the characters in books and films with whom to find an affinity. Her friendless state alters when a boy called Blaxland moves into the house next door. Artemis looks back over the past year to when her mental health issues began, after a stint at work experience at Harpers Bazaar in the city. Walking up Oxford Street, she finds herself unable to share the footpath with anyone else. A bout of claustrophobia sets in and she steps out in front of a bus. The accident results in her being admitted to a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Ward. Artemis survives as best she can navigating her way around the other patients and staff in Ward 3A. Rendered unable to read or concentrate she develops a strict routine of pacing around the courtyard for hours a day as an alternative to watching daytime television. Blaxland, her only companion, is concerned about how she is going to function in the real world when leaving school, given her inability to engage in everyday discourse with people. She is unable even to manage to pick up the phone when it rings or open the front door. Artemis makes the decision not to work in fashion but rather to become a philosopher, just focusing on her own work and not worrying about the mundane every day things with which people concern themselves. The relationship developing between Artemis and Blaxland proves somewhat problematic for Artemis who is altogether unaccustomed with intimacy and friendship of any kind. Deciding to research abnormal psychology in order to make sense of her peculiarities, Artemis goes to the library to consult the DSM-IV, discovering that she has a Schizoid Personality Disorder. This explains her aversion to sex, her isolated tendencies, detachment and her grandiose fantasizing which continues throughout the book. 'The Misanthrope' is a journey through the reflections and observations of an eccentric and inquisitive teenager's mind as she attempts to manoeuvre her way through the world.

Molière: Le Misanthrope

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Molière: Le Misanthrope by Molière Summary

Widely regarded as Moliere's masterpiece, Le Misanthrope has nevertheless unsettled audiences and critics for the time of its publication in 166. Moving away from traditional models of comedy where characters have an unambiguous function it focuses on the figure of the misanthrope whose role is challengingly double - his unsparing social critique suggests both the incisiveness of the satirist and the bad humour of the misfit. In its representation of a society where no character has absolute authority the comedy involves the audience in a serious reconsideration of its own values and assumptions. This new edition explores Le Misanthrope as a text and play. In his introduction, Jonathan Mallinson examines the interlocking levels of comedy apparently both in the play's literary texture and in the original performance. It then discusses the history of its reception and shows how the play has been constantly adapted to the different moral social or aesthetic values of changing times. A detailed critical commentary offers another method of reading the text, analysing the sophistication of Moliere's comic writing and the theatrical possibiltieis it embodies.

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The Misanthrope by Elizabeth Snow Frank Summary

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