MOLIERE, BEHIND THE MASK
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
For over 350 years, Molière has been one the most famous author in the world, to the point where French is referred to as "Molière's language".
The young Jean-Baptiste Pocquelin, known as Molière, could have taken over his father's fabric business and made a fortune in the century of Louis XIV. Against all odds, he chose theater, love, and freedom. Thanks to him, comedy became a recognized genre.
But who knows Molière, the actor, the confidant of Louis XIV, the lover, and the most joyful incarnation of the Great Century?