Molière in context / edited by Jan Clarke.

  • 1st ed.
  • Cambridge : Cambridge University Press 2022
Physical description
1 online resource (xxix, 371 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
  • 9781108694933
  • 9781108493215 (hardback)
  • 9781108717489 (paperback)
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 10 Nov 2022).
  • Available through Cambridge books online.
  • Includes bibliographical references (and index).
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Includes several chapters translated from the French.
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
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  • A bourgeois at court / Mathieu da Vinha, translated by Jan Clarke -- The religious climate / Julia Prest -- Medicine / Valerie Worth-Stylianou -- Family law / Janine Lanza -- Women / Wendy Perkins -- Gender, masculinity and cross-dressing / Joseph Harris -- Philosophical influences / Jean-Luc Robin -- Molière and classical theatre / Michael Call -- The survival of medieval and renaissance professional practices / Marie Bouhaïk-Gironès, translated by Margherita Carra -- Commedia dell'arte / Claude Bourqui, translated by Margherita Carra -- The literary establishment / Richard Maber -- Are the précieuses only ridicules? Molière, salon culture and the shaping of France's collective memory / Faith E. Beasley -- Molière's theatres in Paris / Philippe Cornuaille, translated by Jan Clarke -- Stage design in Paris / Philippe Cornuaille, translated by Jan Clarke -- Company administration / Jan Clarke -- The theatre industry and cultures of consumption / Sabine Chaouche -- Acting style / Sabine Chaouche -- Colbert, cultural policy and the propaganda of spectacle / Georgia Cowart -- The decors of comedy-ballet : from the 'Songe de Vaux' to the 'Rêve de Versailles' / Marie-Claude Canova-Green, translated by Sally Wagstaffe -- Court performances and their audiences / Laura Naudeix, translated by Sally Wagstaffe -- Music / Anne Piéjus, translated by Sally Wagstaffe -- The livrets of Molière's plays / Marine Roussillon, translated by Jan Clarke -- Audience laughter / Coline Piot, translated by Hayley Shaw -- The triumph of publicity / Christophe Schuwey, translated by Hayley Shaw -- Molière and his critics : the 'Querelles' / Jeanne-Marie Hostiou, translated by Hayley Shaw -- Molière and his publishers / Michael Call -- Molière in print / Michael Hawcroft -- Early modern English translations of Molière / Suzanne Jones -- Molière at the Hôtel Guénégaud and the comédie-française : the early years / Jan Clarke -- Comedy after Molière / Guy Spielmann -- Molière as national hero / Mechele Leon -- Molière in performance : twentieth- and twenty-first-century productions / Noël Peacock -- Molière on the modern anglophone stage / Cédric Ploix -- Who and what is Molière? The film director's perspective / Noël Peacock -- Molière in the Arab world / Angela Daiana Langone, translated by Jan Clarke -- Digital Molière / Claude Bourqui, translated by Margherita Carra.
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  • The definitive guide to Molière's world and his afterlife, this is an accessible contextual guide for academics, undergraduates and theatre professionals alike. Interdisciplinary and diverse in scope, each chapter offers a different perspective on the social, cultural, intellectual, and theatrical environment within which Molière operated, as well as demonstrating his subsequent impact both within France and across the world. Offering fresh insight for those working in the fields of French Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies and French History, Molière in Context is an exceptional tribute to the premier French dramatist on the 400th anniversary of his birth.

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