French Plays to Master the Art of French Conversation


1. Le Diner De Cons

Francis Veber wrote this play and published in 1998. The storyline is about Pierre Brochant and his dinner with idiots every week. Pierre does organize dinner with his friends who are well to do. They all come together to dine with an idiot of their choice without the idiot knowing.

After the evening’s meal, a winner is selected based on the idiot that was most hilarious. One sure dinner night, things did not go as planned. The dinner did not happen at all. Despite that, Pierre and his selected idiot got to spend the evening together and some hilarious moments together. The plot is similar to America’s version titled Dinner for Schmucks by Steve Carell. This is more like a contemporary comedy with lots of straightforward dialogue

2.  Le Dieu Du Carnage

Yasmina Reza wrote this in 2006. It is a story of how two parents come together to have discussions about the welfare of their sons. The boys in question had gotten into a fight at the park in the area, and the parents are trying to find the perfect way to solve the conflict.

The discussion begins with lots of civilized talks by the parents to discuss what happened. The atmosphere quickly deteriorates into confusion and chaos as the parents begin to attack each other and the children verbally. This play, in general, is a modern play with a little of a dark side.

3. Huis Clos

This was written by Jean Paull Sartre and was published in 1947. The storyline is about three people comprising a man and two women. The three of them recently died and have to share a room in hell – l’enfer. Over the course of the play, each of the individuals gets to share titbit details of their lives and what got them into hell in the first place. The longer time they spend together in the room, the more they get to the apex of the story. This story is good for people that are philosophical.

4. Le Tartuffe

Moliere wrote the Le Tartuffe in 1664. The story is a tale of a house guest who was unwelcome in the first place but found his way into the house. He enchanted several members of a family much to the surprise of the other members of the family.

The house guest named Tartuffe assumed a piety instance to get into the hearts of some members of the family who accepted him without a suspect. They failed to turn against him until much later in the story when his devious ways began to show. This play features rhyming couplets which makes it very easy to follow the storyline. You may not mind reading it aloud to yourself. The Le Tartuffe is the oldest player of the others listed in this article. It is suitable if reading plays are your thing with little concern on the format. All of these plays give you the perfect type to understand the language.

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