Molière and France under the Sun King: A Coloring Book
Fifteen coloring pages and facing texts introduce the timeless comedies of Molière and the 17th-century world he drew upon while poking fun at universal human foibles. The dancing Sun King, social climbers with excessive ribbons and flounces, the farce players Molière enjoyed as a boy, and comic moments from several of the most popular plays are among the subjects.
The line drawings by ten different artists allow a range of coloring techniques while the accompanying commentary makes this a great resource for K-12 teachers.
The coloring book is a project of KC MOlière: 400 in 2022, a nonprofit organization celebrating the 400th birthday of Molière (15 January 2022) with a year-long festival of his plays and other French-inspired arts. Your purchase supports the organization's work, notably helping teachers instill the value of great classics of art in students from a wide demographic.