Improbable Walks

Tiny theatrical rue MOLIERE

January 14, 2021 Season 2 Episode 1
Improbable Walks
Tiny theatrical rue MOLIERE
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Improbable Walks
Tiny theatrical rue MOLIERE
Jan 14, 2021 Season 2 Episode 1

I'm posting this walk on Molière's birthday, January 15th (well, the day he was baptized--he may have been born a few days earlier.) We’ll step into the era of the Sun King to talk about the famous French playwright. Molière lived a rather short, exceedingly busy theatrical life (1622 - 1673.) We'll also talk about a dressmaker who worked in this same small street: Madame du Creux designed “robes de chambre” for aristocrats—which means some very elegant 17th-century Haute Couture was sewn here.

“Life is a tragedy to those who feel, and a comedy to those who think.” - Molière

As always, Improbable Walks theme music is performed by David Symons, New Orleans accordionist extraordinaire. 

Show Notes

I'm posting this walk on Molière's birthday, January 15th (well, the day he was baptized--he may have been born a few days earlier.) We’ll step into the era of the Sun King to talk about the famous French playwright. Molière lived a rather short, exceedingly busy theatrical life (1622 - 1673.) We'll also talk about a dressmaker who worked in this same small street: Madame du Creux designed “robes de chambre” for aristocrats—which means some very elegant 17th-century Haute Couture was sewn here.

“Life is a tragedy to those who feel, and a comedy to those who think.” - Molière

As always, Improbable Walks theme music is performed by David Symons, New Orleans accordionist extraordinaire.