Standard Name: Molière
Used Form: Moliere


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Education Susanna Centlivre
It was said that she read Molière at twelve, and that she disguised herself as a boy in order to study at Cambridge University .
All this, however, belongs to a dubious area of fictionalisation...
Education Elma Napier
Beginning around 1904, EN attended a series of boarding schools, including the expensive and exclusive St James's School near West Malvern in Worcestershire, the Catholic Convent at Teignmouth, and Miss Rosina Filippi 's...
Education Mary Cowden Clarke
Some years after her brother Alfred's time at Boulogne in France, she followed him in staying in the same family, that of Monsieur Bonnefoy , who ran a school in his house. Lessons, theatre...
Education Melesina Trench
Her successive years with different guardians account for the apparent inconsistency in her comments about her education. In maturity she named her favourite youthful reading as Shakespeare , Molière , and Sterne .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Yet she...
Family and Intimate relationships Teresia Constantia Phillips
TCP 's second serious lover was the impecunious second son of knighted landscape gardener Sir John Southcote . The son was a Catholic, a womaniser, and an early user of patent-leather shoes. TCP does not...
Intertextuality and Influence Lady Mary Walker
Lady Frances, newly rich, sees herself as holding her fortune in trust for her young nephew and for society as a whole: She considered society is manifestly maintained by a circulation of kindness.
Walker, Lady Mary. Munster Village. Robson, Walter, and Robinson.
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Intertextuality and Influence Anna Atkins
She gives her chapters epigraphs, many of them eighteenth-century: the Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, quoted in French on the title-page and to open volume three; Molière and Pope 's Rape of the Lock...
Intertextuality and Influence Lucas Malet
But the context is still the fashionable jungle. Mr Perry can conceive of no higher glory than wealth and social success, and is ruthless in pursuit of these for his daughter and thus himself. Fat...
Intertextuality and Influence Aphra Behn
This satirizes as Sir Patient Fancy a strongly Whiggish London alderman, Sir Patience Ward . It borrows a good deal from Molière : chiefly, and with acknowledgement, from Le malade imaginaire, but also from...
Intertextuality and Influence Sarah Murray
Frances Milton never blames her father for his unkindness; she still owes him total gratitude and devotion, which she seems to regard as on a par with our debt of love and gratitude to God...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Gaskell
This story is a comic reworking of various fairy tales including Dick Whittington, Jack the Giant Killer, and Bluebeard. The last of these is suggested by the bereaved wife's lament (with reference...
Intertextuality and Influence Mrs F. C. Patrick
The narrative is at first somewhat flat-footed in its insistence that this is not a novel, but it acquires further flavour whenever the old gentleman telling it becomes self-referential. His daughter, he says, acts the...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne-Thérèse de Lambert
The Author's Preface to Réflexions begins disarmingly with the writer following her rambling thoughts, but shifts to a muted challenge when she declares herself offended to see Men so blind to their own interest, as...
Literary responses Mercy Otis Warren
Her biographer, Katharine Anthony , finds her plays influenced by the classic models of Molière and Shakespeare ; astonishingly confident, if sometimes crass, in their satirical realism; and written with feeling as well as thought.
Anthony, Katharine Susan. First Lady of the Revolution: The Life of Mercy Otis Warren. Kennikat Press.
Performance of text Liz Lochhead
LL followed this with Miseryguts, an adaptation altered to fit the contour of present-day Scotland of Molière 's Le misanthrope. Its world premiere took place at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh...


18 November 1659: Molière's comedy Les Précieuses ridicules,...

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18 November 1659

Molière 's comedyLes Précieuses ridicules, a satire on learned women, was first staged in Paris. It was published in 1660.

23 November 1670: Molière's classic comedy about the nouveau...

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23 November 1670

Molière 's classic comedy about the nouveau riche, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, had its premiere in Paris.

1673: Molière's comedy Les Femmes savantes, first...

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Molière 's comedyLes Femmes savantes, first staged the previous year, was published.

11 December 1676: William Wycherley's last play, The Plain...

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11 December 1676

William Wycherley 's last play, The Plain Dealer (a somewhat dark comedy), adapted from Molière 's Le Misanthrope, had its first appearance.


Molière,. Miseryguts; and, Tartuffe. Translator Lochhead, Liz, Nick Hern, 2002.
Molière,. Tartuffe. Translator Lochhead, Liz, Third Eye Centre; Polygon, 1985.