i have to read this for a literary criticism contest, so i was wondering if someone could give me some background information and a little bit of plot to atleast get me interested.

>>By ashley elizabeth   (Wednesday, 18 Feb 2004 05:24)

[the bourgeios gentleman]

>>By ashley elizabeth   (Wednesday, 18 Feb 2004 05:26)

It is a farce depicting a new rich's attempts to climb the social ladder and be admitted among the upper classes.

>>By Kara   (Wednesday, 18 Feb 2004 10:52)

For the French, Molière is as important as Shakespeare is for the English. Through his plays, one can access French culture by its fun side...

>>By Noudjali   (Wednesday, 18 Feb 2004 12:28)

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme is much better and funnier than the English version. i wrote a paper on it recently and had to give up on the English 'cause it's crap. It's actually a really interesting play on language and the farcical nature of the play just really doesn't translate well - trust me I've probably read as many versions as there are!

>>By mebaroo   (Wednesday, 18 Feb 2004 13:50)

Tartuffe is one of the nicest comedies, that I ever read. I am a scenographer, and I made a scenography and costume projects for this comedy. Moliere is a great writer.

>>By occhi   (Wednesday, 25 Feb 2004 14:20)

Moliere... A great writter that must of the times is read by stuendets for it is left in the school... For sure you will get fun if you read Tartuffe or other of his comedies...

>>By Kirei Gabrielle   (Friday, 5 Mar 2004 18:38)

I've always gone to afrench school and top priority in french class was Molière.I've studied most of his playsand I love the way he exposes doctors hipocrisy in Le malade imaginaire and le medcin malgré lui.I really respect him for not calling a doctor before he died .He passed away maintaining his pride and dignity.

>>By butters   (Tuesday, 7 Sep 2004 22:24)

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