On stage, these young actors passionate about Molière 400 years later

On stage, these young actors passionate about Molière 400 years later
On stage, these young actors passionate about Molière 400 years later

Siam Spencer, edited by Mélanie Faure
07:35, January 15, 2022, modified to

07:39, January 15, 2022

Students rehearse plays by Molière on stage. More than 400 years after the publication of the playwright’s works, young people still enjoy performing “The Misanthrope”, “The Imaginary Invalid” or even “The School for Women”. A popularity scrutinized.

“It’s timeless Molière.” Their text in hand, they are five on stage for these apprentice actors. Playing Molière is a must. Plays written almost four centuries ago and yet, for Lilian, who is 20 years old, they are still very topical. “We necessarily work on them at school”, confides the young man to Europe 1. “400 years later, he is still there and I think he will still be there in 200 years. Deception, things like that, I see that in The Misanthrope, he is already talking about it. That’s what’s strong about great writers like that.”

Molière, an essential

And for these novice actors, the language of Molière can also prove to be impressive at first sight. “It has the particularity of being pieces in alexandrines, so it can be scary at first. But they are very easy to understand alexandrines”, explains Charlotte, 25 years old. So still today, Molière is an essential. “You have to know him. You have to know his texts, his plays and have imperatively read them all”, assures their teacher Baptiste Cailleau.

Essential author, therefore, when you want to get on the stage. However, none of these budding actors intends to present a text by Molière in a competition or during an exam this year. The author’s pieces are considered a little too classic by his students.

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