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Description - The Hypochondriac, The 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781854591975
ISBN-10: 1854591975
Format: Paperback
(160mm x 105mm x 8mm)
Pages: 102
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publish Date: 21-Apr-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Moliere

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'.