Love is the Best Doctor

Molière (1622 - 1673)
Translated by Henri van Laun (1820 - 1896)

Four most fashionable doctors are called in by Sganarelle to cure his daughter, but instead they argue about everything and Sganarelle is driven to the streets where he finds a quack and his daughter's disguised lover.

Moliere: "This is only a slight impromptu, a simple pencil sketch, which it has pleased the King to have made into an entertainment. It is the most hastily composed of all those written by order of his Majesty; and when I say that it was sketched, written, learned, and acted in five days, I shall only be speaking the truth."

This is a spoken version, without the original songs and dances to the music of Lully. - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
Comedy: TJ Burns
Music: Rapunzelina
The Ballet: Availle
Sganarelle, father to Lucinde: Larry Wilson
Clitandre, in love with Lucinde: Tomas Peter
Monsieur Guillaume, dealer in hangings: Victor Villarraza
Monsieur Josse, goldsmith: Craig Franklin
Monsieur Tomes, a physician: Sonia
Monsieur Desfonandres, a physician: ToddHW
Monsieur Macroton, a physician: Son of the Exiles
Monsieur Bahis, a physician: DrPGould
Monsieur Filerin, a physician: alanmapstone
A Notary: Zames Curran
Lucinde, Sganarelle's daughter: Jessie Percival
Aminta, Sganarelle's neighbor: SaraHale
Lucretia, Sganarelle's niece: Leanne Yau
Lisette, maid to Lucinde: Eva Davis
A Quack: Nemo
Stage Directions: Sandra Schmit
Editor: ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:19:40
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:14:12
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:18:49