"Nous jouons Molière!" (Variations sur Molière)
written by Sylvaine Hinglais
Apr 11, 2013
from 02:50 PM to 03:30 PM
|Where||Humanities Bldg., Room 205|
|Contact Name||John Greene|
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The one-act play, written by Sylvaine Hinglais, features a selection of some of the most celebrated scenes from the comedies of Molière, France's leading comic playwright. Although written in the 17th century, Molière's comedies are widely performed today and he remains one of France's leading literary figures--the French language itself being known synonymously as "la langue de Molière." Why is this? How can plays written so long ago remain relevant and vibrant for today's audiences? In much the same way that Shakespeare remains in vogue in the English-speaking world, so Molière's longevity is due to his ability to transcend time periods and cultures and to depict characters who share universal character traits we can all relate to.
The performance will run for a total of forty minutes. The play involves a good deal of physical comedy and was selected to appeal to both an audience of native speakers and beginning language learners, so come and share the magical world of Molière with us!