Moliere - Tartuffe Or, the Hypocrite Aka the Imposter

Moliere - Tartuffe Or, the Hypocrite Aka the Imposter

Author: Moliere

Publisher: Stage Door

Published: 2018-08-17

Total Pages: 86

ISBN-13: 9781787800847

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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin is better known to us by his stage name of Molière. He was born in Paris, to a prosperous well-to-do family on 15th January 1622. In 1631, his father purchased from the court of Louis XIII the posts of "valet of the King's chamber and keeper of carpets and upholstery" which Molière assumed in 1641. The benefits included only three months' work per annum for which he was paid 300 livres and also provided a number of lucrative contracts. However in June 1643, at 21, Molière abandoned this for his first love; a career on the stage. He partnered with the actress Madeleine Béjart, to found the Illustre Théâtre at a cost of 630 livres. Unfortunately despite their enthusiasm, effort and ambition the troupe went bankrupt in 1645. Molière and Madeleine now began again and spent the next dozen years touring the provincial circuit. His journey back to the sacred land of Parisian theatres was slow but by 1658 he performed in front of the King at the Louvre. From this point Molière both wrote and acted in a large number of productions that caused both outrage and applause. His many attacks on social conventions, the church, hypocrisy and other areas whilst also writing a large number of comedies, farces, tragicomedies, comédie-ballets are the stuff of legend. 'Tartuffe', 'The Misanthrope', 'The Miser' and 'The School for Wives' are but some of his classics. His death was as dramatic as his life. Molière suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis. One evening he collapsed on stage in a fit of coughing and haemorrhaging while performing in the last play he'd written, in which, ironically, he was playing the hypochondriac Argan, in 'The Imaginary Invalid'. Molière insisted on completing his performance. Afterwards he collapsed again with another, larger haemorrhage and was taken home. Priests were sent for to administer the last rites. Two priests refused to visit. A third arrived too late. On 17th February 1673, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, forever to be known as Molière, was pronounced dead in Paris. He was 51.


Le Tartuffe Ou L'Imposteur

Le Tartuffe Ou L'Imposteur

Author: Molière

Publisher:

Published: 2009-03

Total Pages: 428

ISBN-13: 9781104169602

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.


Tartuffe or the impostor

Tartuffe or the impostor

Author: Molière .

Publisher: BoD - Books on Demand

Published: 2023-05-12

Total Pages: 109

ISBN-13: 2322472956

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Tartuffe ou l'imposteur (Tartuffe or the Imposter) is the most important play by Molière, the greatest French playwright. Considered the ultimate satire of court society, where propriety, etiquette was seen as the norm to attract the grace of the King. This play is still not outdated, political life is still a court society, and today's society values appearances over being.


Tartuffe; ou, L'imposteur

Tartuffe; ou, L'imposteur

Author:

Publisher:

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13:

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The hypocritical Tartuffe feigns piety and pretends devotion to Orgon, who is so flattered that he offers his daughter's hand in marriage and disinherits his son in favour of Tartuffe. The rest of the family is not taken in but their efforts to unmask the hypocrite are at first unsuccessful. Ultimately, only the intervention of the king will save Orgon's wealth and reputation.With Robert Hirsch (1973) and Philippe Torreton (1997) as Tartuffe and other actors from the Comedie Francaise.Region 2, PAL. In French (no subtitles).