Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Moliere is watching you!


With over 2000 years of history France has produced a few good men... And that includes, of course, Moliere whose magnificent statue (well, this one anyway, for I am sure there are thousand statues of him!) is to be seen on rue de Richelieu (2nd arrondissement), not far for the Comedie Française the "home" of French theatre. His real name was Jean-Baptiste Poquelin and he lived between 1622 and 1673. He wrote tens of plays and he is adored by the French, including me! To learn more about Moliere go to Wikipedia.

14 comments:

  1. I usually don't play the English grammar police, but it's "whose" instead of "who's." I would also put the verb "write" in the past ("wrote.")

    I do not like reading theater very much, but I must admit that Moliere wrote quite a few gems. This statue is great, by the way.

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  2. > Elisabeth. Thank you, thank you! I am so ashamed! I was in a hurry this morning, did not take the time to proofread myself and here it is... Do not hesitate next time ;)

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  3. Same here: theater is not my favorite reading, but Moliere's was different. It's funny and clever.

    And by the way, Eric, if you go back near that area, about 50 meters before you come up to the statue, there is a friendly Italian restaurant (forgot the name now), on the right hand side of the street, if you are facing the statue. I'll have to dig out the name for ya, it's worth it.

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  4. Eric - People all over the world adore Moliere... including this American!

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  5. Eric, is Moliere an "easy read" for this American, or will I actually have to concentrate. I was surprised you didn't have any comments about France producing a few good women as well. Are there some?

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