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Femmes Savantes

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ISBN-10: 0573692890

ISBN-13: 9780573692895

Edition: 2005

Authors: Moli�re, Freyda Thomas, Freyda Thomas

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List price: $6.25
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Samuel French Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330

The French dramatist Moliere was born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin on January 15, 1622, in Paris. The son of a wealthy tapestry merchant, he had a penchant for the theater from childhood. In 1636, he was sent off to school at the Jesuit College of Claremont and in 1643, he embarked upon a 13-year career touring in provincial theater as a troupe member of Illustre Theatre, a group established by the family Bejarts. He married a daughter of the troupe, Armande Bejart, in 1662 and changed his name to Moliere. The French King Louis XIV, becoming entranced with the troupe after seeing a performance of The Would-Be Gentleman, lent his support and charged Moliere with the production of comedy ballets in…