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Hypochondriac by Moliere
  

Hypochondriac

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Synopsis

Hypochondriac by Moliere

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.

Reviews

McGough's...skills happily serve his second Moliere adaptation. -- Sunday Times (of London) It's a tonic, guaranteed to lift your spirits and keep them high, buoyed up by the wit and dexterity of McGough's verse...A ticklish tour de farce. -- Sunday Daily Mail

McGough has added his own medicinal properties...upping the laughter quotient in an elixir that's easy to swallow. -- The Independent


About the Author

Moliere (1622-73) is known as the greatest French writer of comedy. His plays include The Misanthrope, Tartuffe, and The School for Wives. Roger McGough is an award-winning poet and playwright and is considered one of the 'Liverpool Poets'.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 1994

Author

Moliere

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Publisher

Nick Hern Books

Format

Paperback
102 pages

Categories

Plays, playscripts

ISBN

9781854591975

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