Comedy, satire and social critique in pre-revolutionary France
Discussion two in a series in the lead-up to Institute of Ideas Academy.
The Arts and Society Forum has organised a series of discussions, The Theatre and the Public, looking at the history of the theatre and its relationship to the public. The series reflects the themes in the Literature strand of lectures at the fifth IoI Academy, a residential weekend of self-education and discussion from 18-20 July.
You are very welcome to attend even if you do not plan to come to the Academy. You do not need to commit to attending all the sessions.
In this session, dramaturg Mary Ann Hushlak will talk about comedy and censorship in French seventeenth- and eighteenth-century theatre, focusing on Moliere’s Misanthrope. Other related readings are Tartuffe and Beaumarchais’s The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro.
Mary Ann Hushlak