The Misanthrope

The Misanthrope

Molière / Oct 18, 2019

The Misanthrope The Misanthrope or Le Misanthrope ou l Atrabilaire amoureux is a comedy of manners in five acts and in verse It is one of the best of Moli re s plays and one of the greatest of all comedies spotlighti

  • Title: The Misanthrope
  • Author: Molière
  • ISBN: 9780486270654
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Misanthrope or Le Misanthrope ou l Atrabilaire amoureux is a comedy of manners in five acts and in verse.It is one of the best of Moli re s plays and one of the greatest of all comedies spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, focusing on a man who is quick to criticize the faults of others, yet remains blind to his own.This play satirizes thThe Misanthrope or Le Misanthrope ou l Atrabilaire amoureux is a comedy of manners in five acts and in verse.It is one of the best of Moli re s plays and one of the greatest of all comedies spotlighting the absurdities of social and literary pretension, focusing on a man who is quick to criticize the faults of others, yet remains blind to his own.This play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society, but it also engages a serious tone when pointing out the flaws, which all humans possess The play differs from other farces at the time by employing dynamic characters like Alceste and C lim ne as opposed to the traditionally flat characters used by most satirists to criticize problems in society It also differs from most of Moli re s other works by focusing on character development and nuances than on plot progression The play, though not a commercial success in its time, survives as Moli re s best known work today Much of its universal appeal is due to common undercurrents of misanthropy across cultural borders.

    Misanthrope Define Misanthrope at Dictionary Contemporary Examples of misanthrope You have some surface similarities to Richard Morris, the misanthrope at the center of Perforated Heart. The Misanthrope The Misanthrope, or the Cantankerous Lover French Le Misanthrope ou l Atrabilaire amoureux French pronunciation l miz t p u lat abil amu is a th century comedy of manners in verse written by Molire.It was first performed on June at the Thtre du Palais Royal, Paris by the King s Players. The play satirizes the hypocrisies of French aristocratic society Misanthropy Misanthropy is the general hatred, dislike, distrust or contempt of the human species or human nature.A misanthrope or misanthropist is someone who holds such views or feelings The word s origin is from the Greek words misos, hatred and anthr pos, man, human.The condition is often confused with asociality Misanthrope Synonyms, Misanthrope Antonyms Thesaurus The misanthrope and the reckless are neither agitated nor agonised But how is it that you alone, Antisthenes, you misanthrope, love nobody He found comfort in the fact that Molire s Misanthrope SparkNotes The Misanthrope The Misanthrope is a comedy of manners by Molire that was first performed in . Le Misanthrope Wikipdia Le Misanthrope est une comdie de Molire en cinq actes et en vers reprsente pour la premire fois le juin sur la scne du Palais Royal.Le sous titre ou l Atrabilaire amoureux ne figure pas dans les ditions publies de cette pice mais seulement dans la mention manuscrite du privilge accord le dcembre Molire pour l impression de sa pice The Misanthrope and Tartuffe Moliere, Richard Wilbur The Misanthrope and Tartuffe Moliere, Richard Wilbur on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Two classic plays translated by a Pulitzer Prize winning poet into English verse In The Misanthrope The Misanthrope in a version by Martin Crimp Moliere The Misanthrope in a version by Martin Crimp Moliere on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Crimp has treated Moliere the way Moliere had treated Plautus he has seized on the timeless core of the story and recast it with wit and respect The result is both a genuinely new version of Moliere s play and a homage to it The writing it cool signs you re a misanthrope The Reflector Misanthrope a person who does not like other people I m a narcissistic misanthrope It took me a while to admit it out loud, but I ve done it and have embraced the lifestyle. Misanthropie Wikipdia La misanthropie du grec ancien msos haine et nthrpos homme , genre humain est le fait de dtester ou mpriser le genre humain dans son ensemble, sans aucune distinction de sexe, d ethnie, de religion ou de nationalit .La misanthropie s oppose la philanthropie et ne doit pas tre confondue avec la misogynie ou la misandrie.

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        Jean Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his stage name, Moli re, was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature Among Moli re 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 cole 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 Lyc e Louis le Grand , Moli re 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 refined French comedy.Through the patronage of a few aristocrats including the brother of Louis XIV, Moli re 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 , Moli re was granted the use of Salle du Petit Bourbon at the Louvre, a spacious room appointed for theatrical performances Later, Moli re was granted the use of the Palais Royal In both locations he found success among the Parisians with plays such as Les Pr cieuses ridicules The Affected Ladies , L cole des maris The School for Husbands and L cole 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 Moli re continued as the official author of court entertainments.Though he received the adulation of the court and Parisians, Moli re 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 Moli re 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 , Moli re, 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, Moli re had completely reformed French comedy.


    1. This play was written in the 17th century and it is so contemporary, because of that feeling of rejection towards society and almost everything that surrounds it. And the subsequent isolation that the person feels, of course. It happens all the time. People who are sick of other people but then, they can't stand that deep loneliness they find. They were never ready for it, and they end up believing they are indeed cursed or something and kind of give up, accepting that miserable existence; very [...]

    2. " lovers always brag about their dear;Their passion never sees a thing to blame,And everything is lovely in their flame:They find perfection in her every flaw,And speak of her with euphemistic awe.The tireless talker's charmingly vivacious,The mute girl modest, womanly, and gracious.Thus every man who loves beyond compareLoves even the defects of his lady fair."If only I could read it in the French,This player's words would seem not such a wrench . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Previous rev [...]

    3. Je n'avais plus lu Molière depuis le collège. Quelle erreur! Cette pièce écrite en 1666 nous place à Paris dans l'ambiance des salons parisiens, où la noblesse se retrouve pour se livrer à ses activités favorites: la conversation, l'amour et le dénigrement. Le héros, Alceste (le fort, en grec), semble avoir été jeté la veille dans ce milieu tant il y détonne; doté d'une sensibilité à fleur de peau, il ne peut souffrir d'être le témoin des caresses hypocrites que toute cette so [...]

    4. As Estrelas Nascem do CaosSe a humanidade, de repente e sem aviso prévio, desatasse a dizer apenas a Verdade e nada mais que a Verdade, que efeitos sociais surtiria?Será esse o caminho para a paz generalizada ? Ou um rastilho para um conflito caótico? Nesta peça satírica, por intermédio das vozes de Alceste e Philinte, a Honestidade Radical é confrontada com a Hipocrisia Social!Alceste defende a Verdade Absoluta! Incondicional !Custe o que custar , doa a quem doer , a Verdade tem que ser [...]

    5. Why has it taken me so long to read this? What entertainment! Hilarious, dramatic entertainment! I'm sorry I'm gushing a little too much, but I was not expecting this to be so funny and good. After watching Alceste à Bicyclette (thank you again to a classmate of mine from French for the recommendation), I planned on reading The Misanthrope and Molière's other works. I'm delighted that I did. Every time I thought things were going to calm down with its dramatics, it kept escalating more, and mo [...]

    6. That was a pleasantly entertaining read!Although I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had more time to really read and comprehend instead of plowing through each act in less than two days plus a billion other assignments!Dear French professor,Thank you.Sincerely,Sincerely UngratefulSo I think the silliest part was the wacky love polygon, or as I mentioned in a status update, love mashed potatoes. I used Microsoft Word to create a diagram that shows you all the people and the target(s) of th [...]

    7. ‏My God! Why is this happening to me!Another unfortunate read! A disappointing play!It's title 'The Misanthrope' is impressing, but the content is not that good. The main idea is a cliche: love is blind, and the one who loves gets manipulated very often! Nothing new!I hoped that my first encounter with Moliere (the Shakespeare of France) would be better than this, but this is life! shit just happens!

    8. The philosopher and the aristocratic woman25 March 2013 One of the things that I like about reading plays is that they tend to be short and are easy to get through in a short amount of time. However the problem I have is that since they tend to be written so as to be performed on stage (in the same way that poetry is generally written to be read aloud) it makes it difficult to actually follow what is happening. With regards to many of Shakespeare's plays this is not a problem because you can fin [...]

    9. Molière, or Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, satirizes french 17th century social hypocrisy. The main character despises all forms of false, insincere remarks and thinks people’s pride should be about honesty and not good behavior and proper welcome. The comical situations that arises are a consequence of such an opinion. He gets into trouble for being truthfully honest, which border on rudeness and earn him enemies. Spoilers!The funniest thing is that the woman who might be the worst of them all, who [...]

    10. مضامین اصلی که مولیر برای این نمایشنامه مد نظر داشته است عبارتند از: بی عدالتی، فساد، ریا کاری در جامعه انسانی. هدف مولیر این بود که از میزان تسلط این خصلت ها در جوامع انتقاد کند. یکی از نکات قوت مولیر این است که مضامین خود را به روش های مختلفی در معرض دید مخاطب قرار می دهد. یکی ا [...]

    11. En fait, je serai assez bref dans cette critique, car je crois que la raison pour laquelle le misanthrope est fantastique, magnifique, sublime, délicieux est assez simple. En une phrase, la qualité de l'oeuvre se trouve dans la forme, le fond devient secondaire, peu important, complètement au service de la forme. Autrement dit, la qualité de l'oeuvre se trouve dans la manière que Molière a d'agencer les mots afin de créer un effet chez le lecteur qu'on peut qualifier par le signe « beaut [...]

    12. This play, first presented in 1666, was not initially well received by its audience which felt that it was too gloomy and intellectually challenging. It is in fact thought-provoking as well as being timeless in the issues it raises, dealing with honesty and integrity vs social politeness and expediency. The plot is simple and without much nuance, pitting the rather austere and rigid honesty of Alceste against the more accommodating and flexible social interactions of his sometime friend Philinte [...]

    13. Rating: 2 starsYet again, I had to read this for school.A couple of months ago, I read my first Molière book ever, which was L'École des Femmes. It was better than what I expected so I had high expectations for this one. Unfortunately, I didn't found it as good.The thing I liked the most in L'École des Femmes was the plot-twist and sadly, there was none in this one. Or at least, I didn't found one That's the main reason why I gave it three stars.I love how it is written, Molière is really a [...]

    14. I have a hard time rating books or plays when I want to throttle the characters near to death. I know that this means the author did an amazing job capturing the hypocrisy of the characters. However, maybe he did too good a job if the characters of Alceste and Celimene are able to make me so angry it spills over toward the work. I think the character of Alceste reminds me of how I acted when I was in high school and that I was "cool" to be sarcastic and find fault with movies or books, rather th [...]

    15. I hate this book for the same reason I hate most Woody Allen movies and mid-century coming of age stories written by men. The main character is just the author inserting himself into a story where he is absolutely insufferable but all these women are in love with him. There's no real plot, just a strange movement in and out of different apartments where the characters have conversations I couldn't begin to care about. Rousseau said in a letter that Alceste should be played not as a clown but as [...]

    16. From BBC Radio 3 - Drama on 3How to lose friends and infuriate people - a mockery of manners and morals set amid 17th century French aristocracy. Disgusted with French society, where powdered fops gossip in code and bejewelled coquettes whisper behind fans, poet Alceste embarks on a one-man crusade against fakery, frippery and forked tongues. But could the woman he adores be the worst culprit of them all? And in this rarefied world will his revolution prove merely revolting?

    17. Wie immer lustig der Molière, hat mir sehr gut gefallen, nicht das gleiche Schema (witziger Diener, Tochter will nicht den Ausgewählten heiraten) wie bei den bisherigen Stücken, die ich schon gelesen habe. Aber muss schon sagen, erst auf der Bühne - vorgetragen -entfaltet sich erst wirklich die Klasse der Dialoge.

    18. Truly timeless. Alceste's infatuation with Celimene is quite hilarious. Yet, I cannot help but feel pity for him. Such an idealistic view is sure to come at odds with the world at large. Deep down he hopes still that humanity will give up its lies, superficiality, and "niceties", which is why he plainly makes it clear to all around him. I know Celimene is not a paragon of virtue. However, I actually liked her. She sure has some spunk, wit, and vigor. For all his bluntness, Alceste's views have t [...]

    19. I tend to side more with critics who deem this play a comedy rather than a tragicomedy. Molière refused to conform with the traditional comedic structure of his time, and ended his play by ending the relationship of the central couple and I'm thankful for that. Alceste's exhausting, relentless railing of mankind's hypocrisy and feigned sincerity is juxtaposed with Célimène's desperate attachment to a society of individuals she finds repulsive - where knowing the right person is important only [...]

    20. Another funny, witty play by Moliere. I actually preferred Tartuffe, but this was very good, too. The characters could have been written today, even though they first appeared on stage in 1666. I am becoming a huge fan of Moliere.

    21. The Misanthrope it is said is one of Molière's best known works, and as this is the fourth Molière play that I've read, I find that a shame, as I found Tartuffe and The School for Wives both superior to this work. Unfortunately, best known does not always mean the best developed or the smartest; we could point just as well here to the well-knownness of Marx's The Communist Manifesto as well, his most famous but perhaps least developed work. These two examples are both excellent works in their [...]

    22. My first Moliere and what I wanted to know was can a play written by a Frenchman in 1666 amuse an American 350 years later? In other words is this comedy written in such a different place and time it might as well be another planet still funny?I'm happy to say the answer is "Mais oui!" This book made me laugh out loud several times. I loved Alceste's bitter but witty rants about how horrible everybody he knows is. His review of a rival's sonnet is so scathing he lands in court. "But gentlemen, I [...]

    23. French philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, claimed this was Moliere's best work. Can easily see why 'coz of the irony, climax and comedic situations resulting from the characters' moral shortcomings. On top of that, lots of witty dialogue. Apart from the witty dialogue, there are quotes worth citing, Let us torment ourselves a little less about the vices of our age, and be a little more lenient to human nature. Let us not scrutinize it with the utmost severity, but look with some indulgence at i [...]

    24. 1600'lü yıllarda yazılmış olan Molière eserlerinin güncelliği beni hep hayrete düşürmüştür. Yine çok eğlenceli ve akıcı bir eser. Tabii burada çevirinin rolü çok büyük. Usta çeviriler ile dilimize aktarılmış olmaları konusunda şanslıyız.

    25. The main reason why I liked this play is that I can relate to it, and it is really funny xD This comedy of manner takes place in France the 17th century while im here, KSA, the 21st century.I also love the way the characters are presented and may I announce my latest OTP; Alceste and Philinte <3

    26. I'm not quite sure why this is a comedy? I didn't really laugh at all and the ending wasn't exactly happy :b. I enjoyed the play but not much happened so I can't give it more than 2 stars :).

    27. "[]et Boileau écrira à propos du Molière des Fourberies de Scapin, « je ne reconnais plus l’auteur du Misanthrope »"Me too buhro.

    28. I didn't really like this translation. It's just a little too ironic for my taste. I find all of this wink-wink-winking to the audience a bit annoying.

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