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Ebook Les Fourberies de Scapin by Molière read! Book Title: Les Fourberies de Scapin
The author of the book: Molière
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.43 MB
Edition: Larousse
Date of issue: December 31st 1990
ISBN: 2038713081
ISBN 13: 9782038713084

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Les Fourberies de Scapin est une comédie en trois actes en prose.

En l'absence de son père, Octave a épousé en secret Hyacinthe, la femme qu'il aime. Mais dès son retour son père a décidé de le marier avec une inconnue. Quant à Léandre c'est Zerbinette qu'il aime, mais son père a également décidé autrement. Alors, que peuvent bien faire ces deux jeunes gens sans argent contre la puissance et l'autorité de leurs pères? Faire appel à Scapin, bien sûr, le valet bondissant et malicieux, joueur et beau parleur: rien de tel que l'un de ses nombreux tours pour retourner la situation !
Etant le personnage clé dans la commedia dell'arte qu'il est, il n'est pas surprenant que Molière a choisi de donner à Scapin un rôle de premier plan dans l'une de ses meilleures farces. Rien d'étonnant non plus à ce que cette pièce ait été l'une des plus jouées et des plus applaudies du répertoire de Molière : son humour universel continue de divertir même les pince-sans-rire.

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Ebook Les Fourberies de Scapin read Online! Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his stage name, Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known dramas are Le Misanthrope, (The Misanthrope), L'Ecole des femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), L'Avare ou l'École du mensonge (The Miser), Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman).

From a prosperous family and having studied at the Jesuit Clermont College (now Lycée Louis-le-Grand), Molière was well suited to begin a life in the theatre. Thirteen years as an itinerant actor helped to polish his comic abilities while he also began writing, combining Commedia dell'Arte elements with the more refined French comedy.

Through the patronage of a few aristocrats including the brother of Louis XIV, Molière procured a command performance before the King at the Louvre. Performing a classic play by Pierre Corneille and a farce of his own, Le Docteur amoureux (The Doctor in Love), Molière was granted the use of Salle du Petit-Bourbon at the Louvre, a spacious room appointed for theatrical performances. Later, Molière was granted the use of the Palais-Royal. In both locations he found success among the Parisians with plays such as Les Précieuses ridicules (The Affected Ladies), L'École des maris (The School for Husbands) and L'École des femmes (The School for Wives). This royal favour brought a royal pension to his troupe and the title "Troupe du Roi" (The King's Troupe). Molière continued as the official author of court entertainments.

Though he received the adulation of the court and Parisians, Molière's satires attracted criticisms from moralists and the Church. Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite) and its attack on religious hypocrisy roundly received condemnations from the Church while Don Juan was banned from performance. Molière's hard work in so many theatrical capacities began to take its toll on his health and, by 1667, he was forced to take a break from the stage. In 1673, during a production of his final play, Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), Molière, who suffered from pulmonary tuberculosis, was seized by a coughing fit and a haemorrhage while playing the hypochondriac Argan. He finished the performance but collapsed again and died a few hours later. In his time in Paris, Molière had completely reformed French comedy.



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