Princeton University Library Catalog

Molière : a collection of critical essays / Jacques Guicharnaud.

Author:
Guicharnaud, Jacques, 1924-2005 [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : Prentice-Hall, [1964]
Description:
vi, 186 p. 21 cm.
Series:
Summary note:
From The Books Back Cover: Master of comedy, Moliere constructed his plays upon a foundation of laughter whose range and depth invested comedy with new dimension. His genius transformed the stereotyped comedy of his day into a highly developed form of artistic expression, in plays that are a superbly balanced orchestration of low comedy and elevated wit. Pillorying human vice, folly, and hypocrisy, these plays reveal beneath their high spirits and sunlit grace a vision often but a hair's breadth from the tragic. It is a vision and an art of enduring relevance and vitality, one that has exercised profound influence upon the modern theater, and enjoyed triumphant revival on the contemporary stage. These essays both define Moliere's role in the comic tradition, and explore the art and purpose of his individual works. Included among others are: The Actor/ Rene Bray; Moliere and Farce / Gustave Lanson; The Anit-Bourgeois / Paul Benichou; The Humanity of Moliere's Dom Juan / James Doolittle; Poquelin and Chaplin / Jacques Audiberti; Speech / Will G Moore.
Notes:
"A Spectrum book, S-TC-41
Bibliographic references:
Bibliography: p. 182-186.
Contents:
Introduction / Jacques Guicharnaud -- Prologue : Actor / Rene Bray -- Art of comedy : Moliere and farce / Gustave Lanson -- Elementary rites of Moliere's comedy / Alfred Simon -- Speech / Will G. Moore -- Comedy of will / Ramon Fernandez -- World of imagination / Rene Bray -- Anti-bourgeois / Paul Benichou -- Comic hero and his idols / Lionel Gossman -- On Dom Juan and other plays : Dom Juan revisited / Andre Villiers -- Humanity of Moliere's Dom Juan / James Doolittle -- Comic Dom Juan / H. Gaston Hall -- Unreconstructed heroes of Moliere / Robert J. Nelson -- From Alceste to Scapin / Alfred Simon -- On Les fourberies de Scapin / Jacques Copeau -- On L'Avare / Charles Dullin -- Doctor's curse / J. D. Hubert -- Epilogue : Poquelin and Chaplin / Jacques Audiberti.
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ISBN:
  • 0135997127
  • 9780135997123
LCCN:
64023235
OCLC:
1175505
RCP:
C - S