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33 plays, 372 characters, 500,000 books sold a year: Moliere in just a few numbers

33 plays, 372 characters, 500,000 books sold a year: Moliere in just a few numbers

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His genius could only resonate in these troubled times. These are the four hundred years since Moliere was born, with its bourgeoisie, Mr. Jourdain, and its doctors regardless of themselves or Tartuffe. Here is a summary of the French actor and playwright in just a few numbers and a few words.

Molière 33 plays in prose and poetry. He is the most widely read classic author in France after Guy de Maupassant, with an average of 500,000 copies of his works sold each year. Today, Molière is translated into more than 100 languages, including Persian, Malay, and Wolof. His work depicts 372 characters, including six Winnell, five valiers and four cletandris, fashionable first names at the time.

A playwright, but also an actor, he himself will play more than 32 roles. In 1908, Molière was adapted for cinema for the first time by Georges Millier, who set his sights on miser. Since then, nearly 50 films have been based on his work. 93 boys bearing the first name of Molière since the beginning of the twentieth century. And in the world, five French high schools bear his title, 3,200 students who are the same number of ambassadors of the brilliant playwright, who were baptized 400 years ago.

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