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EU representation in Romania mocks Molière gaffe

Rubbing salt into the wound, the Romanian representation of the European Union launched a contest after the artistic consultant of the German Theater of Temesvár (Timişoara, Temeswar) tried to get a hold of the email address of a certain “Molier” to consult with him regarding some copyright issues.

The EU representation launched a contest on its Facebook page, with prizes to be awarded to five comments correctly identifying the year in which French playwright Molière died.

The artistic consultant of the theater, Eliza Covaci, had spoken to a journalist, and the dialogue they carried out convinced the reporter of the consultant’s shortcomings: It seems that she was still unaware that they were talking about the 17th-century French playwright.

The interim director of the German Theater is one Ioan Boldurean, an engineer who worked previously at a hen farm, then a hosiery mill.

The exact question is: “What year did Molière die 🤔? Tell us the answer below in a comment until tomorrow, 1 November, 12.00 pm, and we will draw 5 winners, who will get a set that contains: The Miser by Molière, along with a backpack, a notebook and a pen.”

Anyone who knows the correct answer can enter the contest here:

❗️GIVEAWAY cultural❗️

Shakespeare 1564-1616
Caravaggio 1571-1610
Rembrandt 1606-1669
Molière 1622-❓
Vivaldi…

Posted by Reprezentanța Comisiei Europene în România on Thursday, October 31, 2019

Hint: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, died on 17 February 1673 in Paris, following two consecutive bouts of hemoptysis (coughing up blood) while performing in his latest play.

Title image: The prize of the Romanian representation of the European Union (source: Facebook)

Author: Dénes Albert