Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Standard Name: Molière
Used Form: Moliere
|Connections Sort descending||Author name||Excerpt|
|Education||Mary Cowden Clarke|
|Family and Intimate relationships||Teresia Constantia Phillips|
|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...
|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, 1778.
|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||Anna Atkins|
|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||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||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...
|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, 1972.
|Performance of text||Liz Lochhead|
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 riche, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, had its premiere in Paris.
Molière 's comedyLes Femmes savantes, first staged the previous year, was published.