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Google honours noted French humourist Moliere with an interactive doodle
Internet search engine and technology giant Google's doodle of February 10 'celebrates the life and work of actor and playwright Moliere, who is widely considered the world's foremost comic dramatist and perhaps the greatest artist in the history of French theatre,' stated Google's website.

He known for his satirical plays fearlessly lampooned human folly and blended ballet, music, and comedy into a new genre that transformed buffoonery into witty social critique.

The website adds, "On this day in 1673, Moliere premiered his final play, Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), a three-act comedie-ballet satirizing the medical profession. Moliere starred in the title role of Argan, a severe hypochondriac who tries to convince his daughter to forsake her true love and marry his doctor's son, so as to save on medical bills. In classic Moliere fashion, the play's dialogue pushes his characters' vices and pretensions to the point of absurdity. Today's Doodle provides a glimpse into Moliere's most memorable scenes from The Imaginary Invalid and other classics like School for Wives, Don Juan, and The Miser."

"Baptized in Paris in 1622 as Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, Moliè€re was the son of a successful furniture maker and upholsterer to the royal court. Rejecting his father's offer to take up the family trade, he assumed the stage name Moliere and began a lifetime in the theatre during the 1640s. Enduring years of financial hardship, Moliere was imprisoned for debts before his breakthrough in 1658, when his company performed for a royal audience at the Louvre, Website informs.

His famous quote is "The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them." He is remembered for inspiring generations of comedians through his work of humorist and satirist who shared 'a fearless commitment to skewering hypocrisy with sharp-edged insights'.

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