♥ Book Title : The Miser and Other Plays
☯ Full Synopsis : "Molière combined all the traditional elements of comedy - wit, slapstick, spectacle and satire - to create richly sophisticated and enduringly popular dramas. The Miser is the story of Harpagon, a mean-spirited old man who becomes obsessed with making money out of the marriage of his children, while The Hypochondriac, another study in obsession, is a brilliant satire on the medical profession. The School for Wives, in which an ageing domestic tyrant is foiled in his plans to marry his young ward, provoked such an outcry that Molière followed it with The School for Wives Criticized - a witty retort to those who disapproved of the play's supposed immorality. And while Don Juan is the darkest and most tragic of all the plays in this collection, it still mocks the soullessness of the skinflint with scathing irony."Article| Jean-Baptiste Moliere| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Comedy in context
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♥ Book Title : The Public Mirror
☯ Full Synopsis : "Though much beloved and widely produced, Molière's satirical comedies pose a problem for those reading or staging his works today: how can a genre associated with biting caricature and castigation deliver engaging theater? Instead of simply dismissing social satire as a foundation for Molière's theater, as many have done, Larry F. Norman takes seriously Molière's claim that his satires are first and foremost effective theater. Pairing close readings of Molière's comedies with insightful accounts of French social history and aesthetics, Norman shows how Molière conceived of satire as a "public mirror" provoking dynamic exchange and conflict with audience members obsessed with their own images. Drawing on these tensions, Molière portrays characters satirizing one another on stage, with their reactions providing dramatic conflict and propelling comic dialogue. By laying bare his society's system of imagining itself, Molière's satires both enthralled and enraged his original audience and provide us with a crucial key to the classical culture of representation."Article| Larry F. Norman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : At the King's Command
☯ Full Synopsis : "Travel back to the glittering Tudor court with #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs in her beloved Tudor Rose Trilogy. Frustrated by his own failures at matrimony, King Henry VIII punishes an insolent nobleman by commanding him to marry the vagabond woman caught stealing his horse. Stephen de Lacey is a cold and bitter widower, long accustomed to the sovereign's capricious and malicious whims. He regards his new bride as utterly inconvenient…though undeniably fetching. But Juliana Romanov is no ordinary thief—she is a Russian princess forced into hiding by the traitorous cabal who slaughtered her family. One day she hopes to return to Muscovy to seek vengeance. What begins as a mockery of a marriage ultimately blossoms into deepest love. Originally published in 2009"Article| Susan Wiggs| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Sociolinguistic Variation in Seventeenth-Century France
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book provides a systematic study of sociolinguistic variation in seventeenth-century France. Drawing on a range of case studies, Wendy Ayres-Bennett makes available data about linguistic variation in this period, showing the wealth and variety of language usage at a time that is considered to be the most 'standardising' in the history of French. Variation is analysed in terms of the speaker's 'pre-verbal constitution' - such as gender, age and socio-economic status - or by the medium, register or genre used. As well as examining linguistic variation itself, the book also considers the fundamental methodological issues that are central to all socio-historical linguistic accounts and, more importantly, addresses the question of what the appropriate sources are for linguists taking a socio-historical approach. In each chapter, the case studies present a range of phonological, morphological, syntactic and lexical issues, which pose different methodological questions for sociolinguists and historical linguists alike."Article| Wendy Ayres-Bennett| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Molière, a New Criticism
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♥ Book Title : Theatrum Mundi
☯ Full Synopsis : "Paperback edition of homage volume published in hardcover May 2003."Article| Ronald W. Tobin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : French: From Dialect to Standard
☯ Full Synopsis : "Written as a text, this book looks at the external history of French from its Latin origins to the present day through some of the analytical frameworks developed by contemporary sociolinguistics. French is one of the most highly standardized of the world's languages and the author invites us to see the language as heterogenous, rather than a monolithic entity, using the model proposed by E. Haugen as a useful comparative grid to plot the development of standardization. After an introductory section which examines the dialectalization of Latin in Gaul, the four central chapters of the book are constructed around the basic processes invoved in standardization as identified by Haugen: the selection of norms, the elaboration of function, codification and acceptance. The concluding chapter deals with language variability and the wide gulf that has now developed between French used for formal purposes and that used in everyday speech, with particular reference to Occitan speaking regions. Emphasizing the ordinary speakers of the language, rather than the statesmen or great authors as agents of change, the book combines a traditional history of the language' approach with a sociolinguistic framework to provide a broad and comparative overview of the problem of language standardization."Article| R. Anthony Lodge| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Molière and Plurality
☯ Full Synopsis : "Jacques Lacan's comments on Le Misanthrope focus on the inauthenticity of any unified discourse (173-75), which is also Molière's concern in that play, though he used different terms. Molière does not subscribe to the myth of the classicist subject, a subject characterized by a theoretically universal - and «universalizable» - ability to produce and consume «true,» impersonal language. The ineluctability of pluralism within the «individual,» as well as among people and sub-cultures, is a fundamental theme of Moliéresque comedy, and is particularly important in the plays studied here. The critical study of discourses which has flourished in recent criticism and theory has not only a legitimate object of study, but also a precursor and ally in Molière."Article| Larry W. Riggs| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Le vengement Alixandre
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♥ Book Title : Le Roman de Thèbes
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♥ Book Title : Vers de la Mort
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