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Molière

Primary Texts:

Molière, Le Tartuffe ou l’Imposteur, édition présentée, annotée et commentée par Françoise Ruller-Theuret (Paris: Larousse, 2006) – available in the University bookshop, ‘Petits Classiques’

Molière, Le Tartuffe, édition de Jean Serroy (Paris: Gallimard, 2014) ‘Folio classique’

Molière, Œuvres completes, édition dirigée oar Georges Forestier avec Claude Bourqui, II (Paris: Gallimard, 2010) ‘Bibliothèque de la Pléiade’

Secondary Texts:

Cairncross, John, ‘Tartuffe, ou Molière Hypocrite, Revue d'Histoire Littéraire de la France, 72 (1972), 890-901

Calder, Andrew, Molière. The Theory and Practice of Comedy (London; Atlantic Highlands: The Athlone Press, 1993)

Hall, H. Gaston, Molière: Tartuffe (Southampton: The Camelot Press, 1977)

Hall, H. Gaston, Comedy in Context: Essays on Molière (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1984)

Howarth, William D., Molière. A Playwright and His Audience (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986)

Hutier, Jean-Benoît, Tartuffe (1669) Molière (Paris: Hatier, 1993)

Lancaster, Henry Carrington, A History of French Dramatic Literature in the Seventeenth Century, I:3, Period of Molière 1652-1672 (New York: Gordian Press, 1966)

Nurse, Peter H., Molière and the Comic Spirit (Geneva: Droz, 1991)

Prest, Julia, Controversey in French Drama: Molière’s Tartuffe and the Struggle for Influence (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)

Simonds, P. Muñoz, ‘Molière's Satiric Use of the "Deus Ex Machina” in Tartuffe’, Educational Theatre Journal, 29:1 (1977), 85-93

Spingler, Michael, ‘The King’s Play: Censorship and the Politics of Performance in Molière’s Tartuffe’, Comparative Drama, 19 (1985), 240-257

Useful databases:

http://www.moliere.paris-sorbonne.fr/

http://obvil.paris-sorbonne.fr/projets/projet-moliere

http://www.theatre-classique.fr/ http://cfregisters.org/en/registers

Tartuffe en images: http://www.comedie-francaise.fr/images/telechargements/lagrange_tartuffe1415.pdf


Lecture 1 slides (week 13) (Powerpoint Presentation)

Lecture 2 slides (week 14) (Powerpoint Presentation)

Contemporary reactions (Word Document)

'Les mise en scène du Tartuffe' (PDF Document)

III, 3, 1973, Comédie-Française: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wO7I82t_ck

IV, 4-8, 1983, RSC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXUYHf1_w4Y