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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Fall 2009

FR 390L • MOLIERE & 17-C CLASSCL COMEDY

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37055 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
HRH 2.106C
LAGARDE

Course Description

A study of French classical comedy (17th Century), with emphasis on Molière. History and typology of dramatic genres, theories of the comic, issues of representation, performance, and reception.

Readings and lectures in French. Some criticism in English.

Grading Policy

One final paper (50%), one final exam (30%), and participation (20%).

Texts

Corneille La Place royale (1634)
Corneille L'Illusion comique (1636)

Molière Le Mariage forcé (1664) Les Précieuses ridicules (1659) Les Fâcheux (1661) L'Impromptu de Versailles (1663) Tartuffe (1664) Dom Juan (1665) Le Misanthrope (1666) Amphitryon (1668) Le Malade imaginaire (1673)
Racine Les Plaideurs (1668)
Jean Rotrou Les Sosies (1638) Paul Scarron Dom Japhet d'Arménie (1652) Philippe Quinault La Comédie sans comédie (1655) Florent Dancourt Le Chevalier à la mode (1687) Catherine Durand Comédies et Proverbes (fin XVIIe)

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