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Molière

1622–1673
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The School for Wives (1662)

Tartuffe (1664)

The Misanthrope (1666)

The Bourgeois Gentleman (1970)

Greatest Plays

The School for Wives (1662)

Tartuffe (1664)

The Misanthrope (1666)

The Miser (1666)

The Bourgeois Gentleman (1970)

The Imaginary Invalid (1673)

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Tartuffe

It is hard to understand exactly why Tartuffe was once attacked by religious authorities. Molière's target is the title character who presents a pious outer appearance.... more

The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope reads at first like one of those overheated old Russian novels in which everyone talks and talks, all very excitedly, while the action happens elsewhere. It's certainly.... more

The Bourgeois Gentleman

There's so much to enjoy here, it's surprising this is not Molière's most popular play. After its initial run of twenty performances, it was hardly performed for several centuries until.... more

Molière

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES

First performance or publication

1644

"À M. La Mothe Le Vayer, sur la mort de son fils" ("To Monsieur de la Mothe le Vayer, on the Death of His Son") Poem

1645

Le Médecin volant (The Flying Doctor) Play

c. 1645–1950

La Jalousie du barbouillé (The Jealous Husband) Play

1655

L'Étourdi ou Les Contretemps (The Blunderer) Play

1656

Le Dépit amoureux (The Lovers' Quarrel) Play

1658

Le Docteur amoureux (The Doctor in Love) Play

1659

Les Précieuses ridicules (The Affected Young Ladies) Play

1660

Sganarelle ou Le Cocu imaginaire (Sganarelle, or the Imaginary Cuckold) Play

1661

Dom Garcie de Navarre ou Le Prince jaloux (Don Garcia of Navarre or the Jealous Prince) Play

L'École des maris (The School for Husbands) Play

Les Fécheux (The Mad) Play

1662

L'École des femmes (The School for Wives) Play

1663

La Jalousie du Gros-René Play

La Critique de l'école des femmes (Critique of the School for Wives) Dramatic dialogue

L'Impromptu de Versailles (The Rehearsal at Versailles) Play

"Remerciement au Roi" ("Thanks to the King") Poem

1664

Le Mariage forcé (The Forced Marriage) Play

La Princesse d'Élide (The Princess of Elid) Play

Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur (Tartuffe) Play

1665

Dom Juan ou Le Festin de pierre Play

L'Amour médecin (Love Is the Doctor) Play

1666

Le Misanthrope ou L'Atrabilaire amoureux (The Misanthrope) Play

Le Médecin malgré lui (The Doctor in Spite of Himself) Play

Mélicerte Play

1667

Pastorale comique Play

Le Sicilien ou L'Amour peintre (The Sicilian, or Love the Painter) Play

1668

Amphitryon Play

George Dandin ou Le Mari confondu (George Dandin, or the Abashed Husband) Play

L'Avare ou L'École du mensonge (The Miser) Play

1669

Monsieur de Pourceaugnac Play

"La Gloire du Val-de-Grâce" Poem

1670

Les Amants magnifiques (The Magnificent Lovers) Play

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman) Play

1671

Psych— (Psyche) Play

Les Fourberies de ScapinLes Fourberies de Scapin Play

La Comtesse d'Escarbagnas Play

1672

Les Femmes savantes (The Learned Ladies) Play

1673

Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid) Play

THE AUTHOR | THE WORKS | VIEWS AND QUOTES