Skip to content
Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle
Cart
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Cambridge Companion to Moliere

$39.99

textbook

Part of Cambridge Companions to Literature

Marie-Claude Canova-Green, Jan Clarke, Stephen Knapper, Larry F. Norman, Richard Parish, Robert McBride, Andrew Calder, Charles Mazouer, John S. Powell, Julia Prest, Ralph Albanese Jr., Roxanne Lalande, Noël Peacock, Jim Carmody, David Whitton, David Bradby
View all contributors
  • Date Published: October 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521546652

$39.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching.

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • A detailed introduction to Molière and his plays, this Companion, first published in 2006, 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. It looks at his particular brands of comedy and satire. L'École des femmes, Le Tartuffe, Dom Juan, Le Misanthrope, L'Avare and Les Femmes savantes are examined from a variety of different viewpoints, and through the eyes of different ages and cultures. The comedies-ballets, a genre invented by Molière and his collaborators, are re-instated to the central position which they held in his œuvre in Molière's own lifetime; his two masterpieces in this genre, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme and Le Malade imaginaire, have chapters to themselves. Finally, the Companion looks at modern directors' theatre, exploring the central role played by productions of his work in successive 'revolutions' in the dramatic arts in France.

    • Analyses performance as well as text, providing information relevant to playgoers and theatre professionals as well as to students and general readers
    • The bibliography is divided into key sections, allowing readers to find relevant material easily
    • Includes a detailed chronology and nineteen illustrations
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    "The highest compliment that one can pay to this well-written, appropriately illustrated book is that it spurs us on to revisit Moliere. These essays demonstrate the appropriateness of the focus on Moliere in the past decade, first with the creation of the admirable toutmolier.net website, then with the publication of the eminently useful Moliere Encyclopedia in 2002, and now with the Cambridge Companion." - Ronald W. Tobin, University of California, Santa Barbara

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521546652
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    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
    Select bibliography.

  • Editors

    David Bradby, Royal Holloway, University of London
    David Bradby is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London.

    Andrew Calder, University College London
    Andrew Calder has recently retired from a Readership in the French Department at University College London.

    Contributors

    Marie-Claude Canova-Green, Jan Clarke, Stephen Knapper, Larry F. Norman, Richard Parish, Robert McBride, Andrew Calder, Charles Mazouer, John S. Powell, Julia Prest, Ralph Albanese Jr., Roxanne Lalande, Noël Peacock, Jim Carmody, David Whitton, David Bradby

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email cflack@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website, your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

© Cambridge University Press 2014

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×