Google doodle: Tribute to French actor-playwright Molière

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New York: Google on Sunday celebrated the life and work of French actor and playwright Molière through its doodles.

The doodles give a glimpse of French playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière’s final play Imaginary Invalid and other classics like School for Wives, Don Juan, and The Miser.

The playwright, actor, and poet was born on January 15, 1622, and passed away on February 17, 1673.

Molière influence was such that the French language itself is often referred to as the “language of Molière”.

His satirical plays criticised human folly and also blended ballet, music, and comedy into a new genre. Over the years, Molière’s work has inspired numerous artists and humorists.

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