The School for Husbands

The School for Husbands The School for Husbands is a comedy in three acts and in verse The intrigue of this comedy is the radical contrast between the ideas of two brothers about educating their children one of them is very

  • Title: The School for Husbands
  • Author: Molière Richard Wilbur
  • ISBN: 9780822209980
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • The School for Husbands is a comedy in three acts and in verse.The intrigue of this comedy is the radical contrast between the ideas of two brothers about educating their children one of them is very strict while the other is indulgent.This was the first play in the title of which the word School was employed, to imply that the author not only had the intention of amusiThe School for Husbands is a comedy in three acts and in verse.The intrigue of this comedy is the radical contrast between the ideas of two brothers about educating their children one of them is very strict while the other is indulgent.This was the first play in the title of which the word School was employed, to imply that the author not only had the intention of amusing but also intended to convey a special lesson to his hearers.

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    1. ملهاة " مدرسة الأزواج " احدى النصوص المسرحية التي ستجعل الابتسامة صديقة لك لفترة لا بأس بها، هذه الكوميديا الباردة من موليير، تحسب له في عالم المسرح.مدرسة الأزواج وهل الأزواج أو الزواج بحد ذاته يحتاج إلى مدرسة؟؟الزواج مؤسسة كوميدية، خطيرة، سوداء.كوميديا الزواج لا يمكن لأي ك [...]

    2. 4.5 stars for the L.A. Theater Works full cast recording, the 3rd play in their "The Moliére Collection".

    3. This was a free project gutenberg play which I downloaded on my kindle, and can be read in under an hour.I do enjoy reading plays yet rarely do so, and this one was a simple play to read. The play tells the humorous tale of a young woman duping her older fiance in order to marry her secret lover. This play has many twists and turns, and saw the feisty Isabella's cunning get the better of her patriarchal match.I'm not sure about this translation as some of the phrases seemed very modern, such as [...]

    4. 2.5 stars.What I liked: This play represents a very progressive (for its time) view of women. It makes clear that they should be allowed to make their own choices, be treated as adults, be trusted and loved.What I didn't like: The poor old man was really mistreated. Now granted, for the time this woman would have had no choice but to do what she did, but I still ended up feeling sorry for the old fool.

    5. كالعادة، لايوجد أفضل من مولير في عصره عندما يتعلق الأمر بالكوميديا ونقد الأوضاع الإجتماعية. يعجبني التنوع في التركيز على شخصياته، لدينا الأخوان المتناقضان، الفتاة الذكية الداهية وكالعادة العاشق الولهان وغيرهم. والتناقض مع جهل الشخصية الرئيسية هما ما يجعلاني انفجر بالضحك [...]

    6. This is a fun little play and I'm just about to start rehearsals for a production of this at the Village Players, a local theatre group. I'm so excited!

    7. Yes, I have been busy lately, and no, I probably should not be taking time away from my busyness to read yet another book/play. But when has that stopped me in the past? Well, back in '96 I actually wait, no, it didn't stop me then either. Still, though, if you are busy, a play is a good way to go, since they are shorter and easier to stop and start in random spots.For this reason, Moliere, who has long been on my list of authors/playwrights to read, landed in front of me and entertained me wit [...]

    8. The School for Husbands, MoliereI think I'm about four hundred years too late to find this funny.(view spoiler)[It's a short little play - so short, in fact, it's more of a skit - about two men who take over the guardianship of a pair of sisters when their parents die. One dude is really nice to his charge and the other is not. The play revolves around the fact that the girls' parents wanted them to marry these men, but only the nice dude succeeds in winning his fair one's heart. I suppose I sho [...]

    9. Donald Frame translation.I've been told that Molière is the French Shakespeare, but I blew that off as fangirlish exaggeration. (In hindsight, my mother doesn't fangirl very often so maybe I should trust her a little more. Hmm.)I was so very pleasantly surprised by this play. I was expecting it to be rather dry (much like the opening scene which was without point) but instead it was amusing and veryfluid. That's the only word I can come up with to fit the writing style. Molière is either an ex [...]

    10. This is a delightful farce in the spirit of Plautus. There’s no clever slaves to drive the plot, but the play contains the same resourceful characters. There is a very nice comeuppance at the end when justice is served. Other than the message about treating women with respect and trust, the tale is vapor thin. It is, though, a very well done hour’s entertainment. Note: There is a brief mention of a new law from the King limiting the wearing of clothes with frills and lace. Wilbur mentions it [...]

    11. منذ أول 3 صفحات تستطيع أن تدرك كيف ستسير المسرحية و ماذا سيحدث فيها و ما نتيجتها الحتمية في رأيي هذا فشل ذريع تماما!! لدينا أخان قائمان بالوصاية على فتاتين أحدهما يترك للفتاة حرية التصرف فتخرج كما تشاء و تفعل كما تشاء و الآخر يحاول أن يكون رقيبا و حاكما على كل حركة تأتي بها الفت [...]

    12. Interesting. Men indeed have a lot to learn from their wives. Humour, intrigue, suspense & a lot common & not-so-common sense. Of as much relevance to modern men as they were to the Sganarelles of 17C. Indeed all churlish husbands MUST by all means go to 'school' & learn from no other than their spouses.

    13. I love Molière's comedies! They are short, entertaining satires. I wish someone in Winnipeg would perform one of these plays!

    14. I'm withholding my judgement of this play for a while, as I haven't read all of it, stopping only because I felt I wasn't quite in the space to read it. I'll come back to it eventually.

    15. هذه المسرحية ولدت قبل عصرها بإحتصار نحن أحوج إلى مسرحيات اليوم لتعالج قضايا الشباب وتقف على هموم وتنبش عن الحلول في غير قصد

    16. يعجبني موليير :)في هذه المسرحية الهزلية يعرض قضية مهمة جدا مع التحفظ على البيئة والمجتمع الفرنسي إلا أن المسرحية جميلة بجد

    17. Another great satire by Moliere! I much prefer Richard Wilbur's translation (in rhyming couplets) to the prose translation available from Project Gutenburg though.

    18. You just got to love that undercurrent of social satire Moliere writes into the play. Quite a hysterical read and full of dramatic irony.Classic.

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