Interesting Web Sites for Unit 1

Dr. Diane Thompson


Tartuffe: a history of the play

The Enlightenment: by Paul Brians

Tartuffe: the etext in English--Harvard Classics Series from Bartleby French Deism: The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
L'Age d'Or  Etext of Candide: from Literature.org
Tartuffe Home Page Etext of Candide: from Project Gutenberg
Tartuffe by Moliere: a new verse adaptation by Timothy Mooney Candide: searchable etext in English
Judith Chaffee's Commedia website: links to interesting historical information, including a timeline back to the second century BCE. Candide: The Musical:  Music by Carl Bernstein Lyrics by Richard Wilbur; synopsis, cast and several reviews of the musical on this page
Commedia dell'Arte The Voltaire Foundation
Commedia dell'Carte Home Page: good information on the ancient stock characters underlying the characters in Tartuffe Voltaire: French Author and Philosopher
Creating French Culture: good on the rise of the absolute monarchy in the 17th century Voltaire Quotes
Moliere: a fairly detailed biography about his life and work; no author given  How to Recognize Enlightenment: an interesting essay, especially if you read Monkey
The European Enlightenment  Journey to the West (Monkey): introduction and some illustrations 
The Age of Enlightenment: in the paintings of France's Museums Monkey: a gorgeous "comic" strip about the monkey king; scroll down to see the links to each page
The Age of Enlightenment: lots of interesting information from Wikipedia; just be sure to double check any facts with other sources, because Wikipedia entries are not immediately peer reviewed TheatreHistory.com: this large site has information on theater from the ancient Greek to the 20th century.
Enlightenment Ideas El Dorado--A persistent legend: an attractive site; well developed narrative with interesting images
World Union of Deists The El Dorado Myth: the Quest for "Savage Gold; annotated links to various relevant sources

English 252 Home Page

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