Arnolphe

Arnolphe

plans marriage to ward; maintains guardianship under alias. [Fr. Lit.: L’Ecole des Femmes]
See: Deceit

Arnolphe

representative of jealous middle age. [Fr. Lit.: L’Ecole des Femmes]
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He went on to equate the audience with the role of Agnes, the young woman Arnolphe attempts to mould into his perfect wife.
Here, dirty old man Arnolphe (Peter Forbes) plans to wed Agnes (Nicola Roy) until dashing Horace (Mark Prendergast) comes along and messes things up.
It centers on Arnolphe, a middle-aged man's quest for a wife.
Twyla Meding ("Keys of Iron, Keys of Gold: Enclosure, Example and Alchemical Teachings in the Novella and L'Ecole des femmes," 83-118) se penche ensuite avec finesse sur les avatars du motif de la "Precaution inutile" tel que Scarron le reprend, en 1655, aux Novelas amorosas y ejemplares (1637) de Maria de Zayas, avant que Moliere ne le fragmente dans L'Ecole des femmes (1662) pour mieux souligner l'echec de la lecon exemplaire sur Arnolphe.
A good example of Hawcroft's critical technique is his perception that in the opening scene of L'Ecole des femmes the actions of the raisonneur Chrysalde are "determined by the dramatist's need to create a situation in which Arnolphe [the principal satiric target] will reveal, for the audience's benefit, his own unusual approach to marriage in general and to his own marriage in particular" (57).
IN MOLIERE'S 17th-century comedy ``The School for Wives,'' the middle-age bourgeois bachelor Arnolphe concocts a cure for his fear of marriage: He'll wed a simpleton.
After quoting Moliere's Arnolphe, he condemns feminism as a dangerous project of petroleuses and gives clear orders to the defiant Berthe: "vous etes de celles qu'on ne convertit point.
Alain Raoul Bhaneja Enrique Mark Christmann Horace Matthew Edison Chrysalde Robert Persichini Agnes Liisa Repo-Martell Georgette Kristen Thomson Notary Jim Warren Oronte William Webster Arnolphe Joseph Ziegler
Arnolphe, que ha recogido y educado a Agnes con la intencion de casarse con ella seguro de no ser enganado, descubre que su pupila tiene un enamorado con el que se ha visto a solas.
Peter Bowles is a delight as hapless merchant Arnolphe who locks his bride-to-be away in a convent to safeguard her purity.
It was as if Moliere's Arnolphe taught, in his "school for wives," that young women should have free choice of whom they should marry.
Much of the play's comedy results from Horace's confiding in his new acquaintance Monsieur de la Souche, not realizing that de la Souche is actually his rival Arnolphe.