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Teaching Molière in class for today's social debates?

Audio 48:29

Molière (1622-1673) as Caesar in The Death of Pompey.

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By: Emmanuelle Bastide

1 min

400 years ago, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known as Molière, was born.

Having become a classic during his lifetime, he forever marked the theater and his plays have passed through the centuries with eternal modernity.


Whether it be the denunciation of hypocrisy and imposture in Tartuffe, the inferiorization of women in l'École des femmes, Harpagon's greed and his lure of gain in L'Avare, these human failings denounced by Molière revive topical debates.

How do teachers use Molière's work to make students think about ethical or moral questions?   

Rerun of Wednesday, February 16, 2022

With :

- Jan Novak

, French teacher, founder of 


, - International Center for Francophone Theater in Poland and the 10 sur 10 program - French-speaking plays to play and read, the writing residency program for French-speaking theater authors who brings together 10 authors each year, who write 10 plays of 10 pages with 10 characters and all that in 10 days. 

- Claude Bourqui

, professor of French literature, specialist in Molière and European Theater of the 17th century,

University of Friborg

(Switzerland), co-director with Georges Forestier of the edition of the

Complete Works of Molière (Éditions Gallimard, La Pléiade collection, 2010)

and the film

Burn Molière

by Jacques Malater (2019) 

- Claire Berest

, professor of Classics at

the Lycée de l'Iroise in Brest.

And at the end of the program, 

the chronicle of psychologist Ibrahima Giroux, Parents, children, from here and elsewhere

: How to talk about death to children? 

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A weekly meeting to help parents, Ibrahima Giroux is a psychologist in Dakar, Senegal. 

Musical programming:


My text, the soap

- Akhenaton


Planned obsolescence

- Lucio Bukowski


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