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The Misanthrope

eBook - 2015
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The Misanthrope" by French writer Moliere was first performed on 4th of June 1666 at the Theatre du Palais-Royal, Paris, by the King's Players. It is also titled "The Cantankerous Lover." The French title of the play is "Le Misanthrope." It is a 17th century comedy of manners that has been written in verse. The play is a very terse satire on the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society. However, it also focuses on the shortcomings which humans possess. There were several other farces written in the 17th century, but "The Misanthrope" is different from them. Most of the satirists used to present flat characters to criticize the problems in society, but in the present play, the playwright has used dynamic characters such as Alceste and Celimene. They are quite different from the traditional flat characters.--Provided by publisher
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Raja Sharma, 2015
ISBN: 9781310928932
Branch Call Number: EBOOK ENKI
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Alternative Title: Misanthrope


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