The Hypochondriac by Martin SorrellThe Hypochondriac by Martin Sorrell

The Hypochondriac

Translated byMartin Sorrell

Paperback | January 1, 1995

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First produced in 1673 and Moliere's final play, The Hypochondriac is a scathingly funny lampoon on both hypochondria and the 'quack' medical profession. Argan is a perfectly healthy, wealthy gentleman, convinced that he is seriously ill. So obsessed is he with medicinal tinkerings and tonics that he is blind to the goings on in his own household. However, his most efficacious cure will not appear in a bottle or a bedpan, but in his sharp-tongued servant, who has a cunning plan to reveal the truth and open her master's eyes. Adapted by Roger McGough for the stage in 2009.
The French dramatist Moliere was born Jean-Baptiste Poquelin on January 15, 1622, in Paris. The son of a wealthy tapestry merchant, he had a penchant for the theater from childhood. In 1636, he was sent off to school at the Jesuit College of Claremont and in 1643, he embarked upon a 13-year career touring in provincial theater as a tro...
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Title:The HypochondriacFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 6.23 × 4.17 × 0.26 inPublished:January 1, 1995Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1854591975

ISBN - 13:9781854591975

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