La Critique de l'Ecole des Femmes



  • A comedy written by Molière to answer the stormof protest provoked by his earlier play The School for Wives(L'Ecole des femmes). The controversial play was still runningin Paris when Molière staged his reply in 1663. La Critiquede l'Ecole des femmes reassembled the characters of the firstplay to discuss both the merits of the work and the critical and moralattitudes of the day. A few months later Molière presentedL'Impromptu de Versailles, another defence of L'Ecole desfemmes.