Tag: Playwrights

Literature

Five Fascinating Facts about Aphra Behn

Interesting facts about a groundbreaking writer 1. Aphra Behn wrote one of the first novels in English. However, which of her works qualifies for the title ‘early novel’ is a tricky issue. The mantle usually goes to Oroonoko, her 1689 ‘true history’ of a ‘Royal Slave’, about a prince from Africa […]

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 […]