Psyche by Molière

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE. _WITH SHORT INTRODUCTIONS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES_. BY CHARLES HERON WALL  ‘Psyche’ is a _tragedie-ballet_. Moliere had sketched the plan,  written the prologue, the first act, and the first scenes of the  second and third acts, when the King asked him to have the play  finished before Lent. Pierre Corneille, then sixty

The Shopkeeper Turned Gentleman by Molière

Produced by Charles Franks, Delphine Lettau and the people at DP. THE SHOPKEEPER TURNED GENTLEMAN. (LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME.) BY MOLIERE, TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE. _WITH SHORT INTRODUCTIONS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES_. BY CHARLES HERON WALL. ‘Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme’ was acted before the King for the first time at Chambord, on October 14, 1670, and on November

The Pretentious Young Ladies by Moliere

Produced by David Moynihan, D Garcia, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. LES PRÉCIEUSES RIDICULES: COMÉDIE EN UN ACTE. 1659. * * * * * THE PRETENTIOUS YOUNG LADIES: A COMEDY IN ONE ACT. (_THE ORIGINAL IN PROSE_.) 1659. INTRODUCTORY NOTICE. Molière began in _The Pretentious Young Ladies_ to paint men and women

The Miser by Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

Delphine Lettau and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. THE MISER. (L’AVARE.) BY MOLIÈRE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE _WITH A SHORT INTRODUCTION AND EXPLANATORY NOTES._ BY CHARLES HERON WALL This play was acted for the first time on September 9, 1668. In it, Molière has borrowed from Plautus, and has imitated several other authors, but he

The Middle Class Gentleman (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme) by Moliere

THE MIDDLE CLASS GENTLEMAN (Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme) by MOLIERE (Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673) Translated by Philip Dwight Jones Comedy-Ballet presented at Chambord, for the entertainment of the King, in the month of October 1670, and to the public in Paris for the first time at the Palais-Royal Theater 23 November 1670 The Cast Monsieur Jourdain, bourgeois.

The Magnificent Lovers by Moliere

This eBook was produced by Delphine Lettau, Lee Chew Hung and the people at Distributed Proofreaders THE MAGNIFICENT LOVERS (LES AMANTS MAGNIFIQUES) BY MOLIÈRE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE. _WITH SHORT INTRODUCTIONS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES_. BY CHARLES HERON WALL The subject of this play was given by Louis XIV. It was acted before him at Saint-Germain-en-Laye,

The Love-Tiff by Molière

Produced by David Moynihan, D Garcia, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. LE DÉPIT AMOUREUX. COMÈDIE. THE LOVE-TIFF. A COMEDY IN FIVE ACTS. (_THE ORIGINAL IN VERSE_.) 1656. INTRODUCTORY NOTICE. _The Love-tiff_ (_Le Dépit-amoureux_) is composed of two pieces joined together. The first and longest is a comparatively modest imitation of a very

The Learned Women by Molière

Produced by Delphine Lettau, Charles Franks and the people at DP THE LEARNED WOMEN (LES FEMMES SAVANTES) BY MOLIERE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE. _WITH SHORT INTRODUCTIONS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES_ BY CHARLES HERON WALL The comedy of ‘Les Femmes Savantes’ was acted on March 11, 1692 (see vol. i. p. 153). Moliere acted the part of

The Impostures of Scapin by Molière

Produced by Delphine Lettau THE IMPOSTURES OF SCAPIN. (LES FOURBERIES DE SCAPIN.) BY MOLIERE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE. _WITH SHORT INTRODUCTIONS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES_ BY CHARLES HERON WALL Acted on May 24, 1671, at the Palais Royal, ‘Les Fourberies de Scapin’ had great success. It is nothing, however, but a farce, taken partly from classical,

The Imaginary Invalid by Molière

Produced by Thanks to Charles Franks, Delphine Lettau and the people at Distribued Proofreaders THE IMAGINARY INVALID. (LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE.) BY MOLIERE, TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE. _WITH SHORT INTRODUCTIONS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES_. BY CHARLES HERON WALL. This is the last comedy written by Moliere. He was very ill, nearly dying, at the time he wrote

The Countess of Escarbagnas by Moliere

Produced by Charles Franks, Delphine Lettau and the people at Distributed Proofreading THE COUNTESS OF ESCARBAGNAS. (LA COMTESSE D’ESCARBAGNAS.) BY MOLIERE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH PROSE. _WITH SHORT INTRODUCTIONS AND EXPLANATORY NOTES_. BY CHARLES HERON WALL ‘La Comtesse d’Escarbagnas’ was acted before the Court at Saint- Germain-en-Laye, on December 2, 1671, and in the theatre of

The Bores by Moliere

Produced by David Garcia, David Moynihan and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team. LES FÂCHEUX. COMÉDIE. * * * * * THE BORES. A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS. (_THE ORIGINAL IN VERSE_.) AUGUST 17TH, 1661. INTRODUCTORY NOTICE. _The Bores_ is a character-comedy; but the peculiarities taken as the text of the play, instead of being confined
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