Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD REFERENCE ( (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2013. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 28 November 2020

Misanthrope, The (Le Misanthrope) Alternative title: The Man-Hater Author: Molière Date/place of 1st performance: 1666, Paris Date of 1st publication: 1667 Date of 1st translation to English: 1762 Genre: Com. in 5 acts; French alexandrines Setting/time of action: Célimène's home, Paris, 17th c. Cast: 8m, 3f 

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

Michael Patterson

Alceste is totally committed to honesty and despises the hypocritical manners of his contemporaries. For example, he tells the poet ...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Reference requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.