Tag: Molière

Literature

A Short Analysis of Moliere’s Tartuffe

An introduction to a classic French play Tartuffe is one of Molière’s masterpieces. The play was first performed as a three-act comedy in May 1664, and was immediately denounced for supposedly ‘attacking’ religion through its portrayal of the pious titular hypocrite, Tartuffe. The religious zealots who objected to the play […]

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Molière

Facts about Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, aka Molière 1. Molière died shortly after collapsing on stage during one of his own plays. Molière’s play Le malade imaginaire, known in English as The Imaginary Invalid or, alternatively, The Hypochondriac, was first staged in February 1673. Molière acted in the production, taking the lead role of Argan (the hypochondriac of the […]