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The Miser Stage name- Moliere Moliere’s full name was Jean-Baptiste Poquelin 1622-1673 Born and lived in Paris Mother dies at age 10 Attended the College de Clermont 1643- renounced his father’s wish to succeed him and decided to devote his life to the stage Formed a troupe in 1643- Illustre-Theatre After the Illustre-Theatre, La Troupe de Moliere toured in the French provinces for 13 years These years of touring greatly influenced Moliere’s later career: they taught him acting, managing, and cooperation with audience’s authorities, and authors Moliere was a skilled and lively actor; whole disposition was said to be perfect for comedy He spent his life both performing and writing Died on the stage at age 51 Moliere vs. The Authorities Works were often under attack by the ecclesiastical authorities and secular authorities Tartuffe , first performed in 1664- five years of harsh critique when seen as an attack on religion Today Moliere is regarded as a focal point of French culture, such as Shakespeare to the English Life and plays are taught in French curriculums The Miser A five-act comedy written in prose First performed in 1668 in the Palais-Royal theater in Paris Based off Plautus’ Aulalaria A revival from the failure of The Cofounded Husband Moliere played Harpagon in the early staging’s, and wrote in a cough for the character considering head become ill with tuberculosis at this time Characters Harpagon: Title character and protagonist, who spends most of his time guarding his hoard of money and devising ways to reduce or avoid paying household expenses. He is a widower who has one son, Cléante, and one daughter, Élise. Although he is over seventy, he is attempting to arrange a marriage between himself and an attractive young woman, Marianne. Greedy and paranoid, cares about his money Cléante: Son of Harpagon. He loves Marianne, the young woman his father wishes to marry, and attempts to procure a loan to help her and her sick mother, who are impoverished. Élise: Daughter of Harpagon and beloved of Valère. Against her wishes, Harpagon hopes to marry her to a wealthy man of his choosing. Valère: Son of Anselme (Don Thomas d'Alburci) and beloved of Élise. He accepts a job as steward in Harpagon's household to be close to Élise. Is trying to get in Harpagon’s good graces Marianne: Beloved of Cléante, who had saved her from drowning. Harpagon intends to marry her Marianne's Mother: Sick woman cared for by her daughter. It is revealed near the end of the play that she is also the mother of Valère and husband of Anselme (Don Thomas d'Alburci). She has no speaking part.
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