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Moliere - A Theatrical Life

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In this biography, Virginia Scott locates Moliere's life and work in the social, literary and theatrical contexts of the period. She offers a narrative account of his life and an overview of his plays in the wider setting of the development of seventeenth-century French drama. Her research extends from Moliere's boyhood and his Jesuit education at the College de Clermont, through the beginning of his theatrical career in Paris and as a vagabond actor in the provinces, to his days as a court dramatist under Louis XIV. He was a controversial playwright, striking out against hypocrisy in religion and medicine, and finally a cynical survivor of the literary, cultural, and marital wars. This full-length biography, the first to be written about Moliere in English since 1930, will appeal to the general reader as well as specialists in French and Theatre Studies.
The unclipped dustjacket is in very good condition. The hardback cover is also in very good condition with only light bumping. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. It could be unread.
Copyright 2000.

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Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Virginia Scott
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.7 x 23.6 x 2.2 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521782813
ISBN-13:
9780521782814
Number of pages:
333
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Moliere - A Theatrical Life

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In this biography, Virginia Scott locates Moliere's life and work in the social, literary and theatrical contexts of the period. She offers a narrative account of his life and an overview of his plays in the wider setting of the development of seventeenth-century French drama. Her research extends from Moliere's boyhood and his Jesuit education at the College de Clermont, through the beginning of his theatrical career in Paris and as a vagabond actor in the provinces, to his days as a court dramatist under Louis XIV. He was a controversial playwright, striking out against hypocrisy in religion and medicine, and finally a cynical survivor of the literary, cultural, and marital wars. This full-length biography, the first to be written about Moliere in English since 1930, will appeal to the general reader as well as specialists in French and Theatre Studies.
The unclipped dustjacket is in very good condition. The hardback cover is also in very good condition with only light bumping. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. It could be unread.
Copyright 2000.

Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Virginia Scott
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.7 x 23.6 x 2.2 cm
Edition:
2000
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521782813
ISBN-13:
9780521782814
Number of pages:
333
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Moliere - A Theatrical Life

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