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Miser and Other Plays A New Selection

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ISBN-10: 0140447288

ISBN-13: 9780140447286

Edition: 2nd 2000

Authors: David Coward, John Wood, Jean-Baptiste Moli�re, David Coward, David Coward

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Moliere (1622 - 73) combined all the traditional elements of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - with a deep understanding of character to create richly sophisticated dramas. Most are built around dangerously deluded heroes such as The Miser who threaten to blight the lives of those around them. In his first great triumph, The School for Wives (newly translated for this edition), an ageing domestic tyrant is foiled in his plans to wed his young ward. Although it was criticised for mocking the 'sacred' institution of marriage - to which Moliere hit back with a play of defence, The School for Wives Criticized - it was the alleged atheism of his dark, subversive version of Don Juan…    
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

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Translator's Note
The School for Wives
The School for Wives Criticized
Don Juan
The Miser
The Hypochondriac
Explanatory Notes