Controversy in French Drama

Molière’s Tartuffe and the Struggle for Influence

  • Authors
  • Julia Prest

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Julia Prest
    Pages 1-5
  3. Julia Prest
    Pages 7-33
  4. Julia Prest
    Pages 35-73
  5. Julia Prest
    Pages 75-105
  6. Julia Prest
    Pages 137-190
  7. Julia Prest
    Pages 191-197
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-247

About this book


In 1664, Molière's Tartuffe was banned from public performance. This book provides a detailed, in-depth account of five-year struggle (1664-69) to have the ban lifted and, so doing, sheds important new light on 1660s France and the ancien régime more broadly.


absolutism Ancien Régime drama France

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