L'École des Maris (The School for Husbands) is a comedy played for the first time at Paris, on the 24th of June, 1661.
It was the first play in the title of which the word "School" was employed, to imply that, over and above the intention of amusing, the author designed to convey a special lesson to his hearers. The play marks a distinct departure in the dramatist's literary progress. It substitutes for situations produced by the mechanism of plot, characters which give rise to situations in accordance with the ordinary operations of human nature.
The play met with great success.