When the French check with their native tongue, they name it the “language of Molière”. On this particular version, we’re celebrating 4 centuries of probably the most learn, carried out and translated French author in historical past.
4 hundred years after his start, Molière stays as central to French tradition as Shakespeare within the English-speaking world. The Comédie-Française, which is typically known as the home of Molière, is marking the date by recreating “Tartuffe”, the play that outraged the Catholic Church and nearly ended his profession.
FRANCE 24’s Olivia Salazar-Winspear speaks to Eve Jackson from this revered French establishment and tells us extra concerning the poetic story of the playwright’s demise onstage there.
And Molière professional Professor Noel Peacock from the College of Glasgow talks to us concerning the author’s genius, his commentary on the place of ladies in society and the mark he has left outdoors of France.