Analysis of Playwrights (Molire, Corneille)

    Referring to “L’Illusion comique” (Isabelle and Lyse), to “Le Cid” (Chimne et l’Infante), to “Vritable Saint Genest” (Valrie, Marcelle / Natalie), and to “School of Wives” (Agns, Georgette), what information on women in the 17th century and on their representation can we find in these texts? You can present a portrait or a typology of the heroines in these pieces. You can also evoke the controversial elements of these female figures in these theatrical battles. What shocked the contemporary audience? How are we to discover, analyze and understand these heroines?

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