The Physician In Spite of Himself

MOLIÈRE (1622 - 1673), translated by Henri van LAUN (1820 - 1896)

The Physician In Spite of Himself … is written in a most unbounded spirit of mirth, the matrimonial breezes wafting a certain amount of refreshing coolness throughout it all. The way in which Sganarelle is dubbed, or rather drubbed a doctor, is highly amusing; and the cure of the dumb girl, and the use which she makes of her recovered speech, contains a philosophical lesson which may be sometimes applied to the way in which nouveaux riches spread their newly acquired wealth. The learned and anatomical disquisitions between Sganarelle and Geronte are also very entertaining, as well as the growth of greed in the rustic physician. - Summary by The Translator

Cast list:
Geronte, father to Lucinda: ToddHW
Leandre, Lucinda's lover: aravagarwal
Sganarelle, husband to Martine: Jason in Panama
Monsieur Robert, Sganarelle's neighbor: Roger Melin
Lucas, husband to Jacqueline: Tomas Peter
Valere, Geronte's servant: alanmapstone
Thibaut, peasant: Son of the Exiles
Perrin, his son: Owen Cook
Lucinda, Geronte's daughter: Leanne Yau
Martine, Sganarelle's wife: Devorah Allen
Jacqueline, nurse at Geronte's, and Lucas' wife: Sonia
Stage Directions: Sandra Schmit
Editor: ToddHW

Genre(s): Plays, Satire

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Act 1 Group 00:26:19
Play 02 Act 2 Group 00:24:41
Play 03 Act 3 Group 00:20:49