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The Middle-Class Gentleman
While wealthy middle-class merchants could enjoy a relatively comfortable existence, it was not possible to break the "glass ceiling" into the ranks of nobility, the latter being a hereditary class. The play's protagonist, Monsieur Jourdain, is a well-to-do cloth merchant intent on changing the status quo and becoming a 'noble' in his own right — "the original culture vulture", according to reviewer Elisabeth Vincentelli of the New York Times.
He also engages the services of tutors to learn the refinements of nobility — including polite language, dancing, fencing … — but his antics only make him a buffoon and a laughing stock to his embarassed relatives. From to , it was housed at the royal palace of the Tuileries destroyed during the Paris Commune in Since , the troupe has performed at its present location in the Salle Richelieu at the Palais-Royal.
Modified and enlarged in the s, it was rebuilt in after a severe fire.
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