Moliere Biography


(Pen name of Jean Baptiste Poquelin, 1622-1673) French comic dramatist. In 1643, he became an actor and co-founder of the Illustre Theatre, for which he wrote his first plays, notable among them The Scatterbrain (1655), and The Amorous Vexation (1659). Sometimes called the father of modern French comedy, Moliere rejected the Italianate farces and the comedies of intrique dear to his predecessors, for his was a theater of relying on the sound observation of the foibles and complexities of the human nature and on an incomparable skill in humorous presentation.

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Recent Performances of works by Moliere
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The Imaginary Invalid Summit Playhouse Association 2/27/2004
Tartuffe Players Guild of Leonia 10/17/2003
That Scoundrel Scapin Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 7/16/2003
Stinkin' Rich ...... (Based on a Play) Two River Theatre Company 5/1/2003
Don Juan McCarter Theatre 4/30/2002
Tartuffe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 9/11/2001
The Bourgeois Gentleman Major Theater Series (MSU) 10/14/1999
The School for Wives McCarter Theatre 3/23/1999
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