Molière's First Scandal: L'Ecole des Femmes

September 06, 2013


French scholar Jean Garapon comes to Grinnell to lead a three-week short course on Molière's first five-act play, L'Ecole des femmes (The School for Wives).  

Garapon, who has published widely on French literature during the age of Louis XIV, will be guiding students through the play, which was labeled obscene and anti-religious when it was first performed in 1663.  In addition, Garapon will discuss the social context that determined Molière's unique form of satire.


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