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Unformatted text preview: In contrast, comedy portrayed the middle and lower classes in stories with happy endings drawn from domestic life. Moliere was an actor, director and playwright. Most of his plays were comedies of character and social commentary, although he wrote tragedies, too. He drew his sources from ancient Roman comedies, medieval farce, and the Spanish and Italian comic masters of the Renaissance, specifically commedia dellarte but theyre more psychologically complex than the stock characters, (which well study more of next week). Moliere is known as a comic master. He did stir controversy, in that he looked at the Churchs hypocrisy and explored this in some of his plays....
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course CTH 101 taught by Professor Riser during the Fall '05 term at Grand Valley State University.
- Fall '05