Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781840026177
Binding: PaperBack

The Hypochondriac

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière

Translated by Richard Bean
PaperBack (04 Nov 2005)

Molière's classic farce pokes fun at Argan, a man so obsessed by his own imaginary ailments that he can no longer control his haphazard household or the mercenary medics he employs.

With doctors determined to grow fat from the profits of his condition, Argan's closest relatives battle to show him the truth of his situation. Using elaborate trickery, they strive to cure the real disease from which he suffers, managing to pile confusion upon hilarious confusion.
This version of The Hypochondriac premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London in 2005.

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ISBN13 9781840026177
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'riotously entertaining...has you laughing like a drain' Daily Telegraph

'The show's virtue, however, is its fidelity to Molière in combining broad-bottomed farce with an assault on the morbid egotism of those for whom illness becomes a way of life.... hilarious' Guardian