As comedies were "made to be played", Molière, in turn comic actor, troupe ...leader, author then King's comedian, remained faithful to the stage until his death during a performance of The Imaginary Invalid on 17 February 1673.
Writers and Intellectuals
Novelists, poets, philosophers, playwrights, men of letters...these make up some ...of France’s most prestigious writers and intellectuals. Discover their careers, their work and their ideals.
Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
Alexandre Dumas, master of the historic novel, once said: "What is History? A ...nail on which I hang my novels". To which Michelet replied: "You have taught people more about history than all the historians put together."
La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Everything that François Duke de la Rochefoucauld, Prince of Marcillac wrote ...dates from the second part of his life and draws lessons from the first. A man of intrigue and the Court, a figure from the old nobility who considered himself deprived of his most ancient rights, it was outside of histiography that de La Rochefoucauld wrote his Memoirs; they were published in 1662 and covered the years 1629 to 1652: from his entry to the Court at sixteen to the end of the Fronde.