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A Doctor in Spite of Himself

A Doctor in Spite of Himself

Freely adapted by Aurand Harris from Molière.

Product Code: DB6000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy
  • Cast size: 9m., 10w.

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  • Awards: The Charlotte B. Chorpenning Playwright Award

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This title can be licensed and sold throughout the World.

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$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

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Synopsis

A Doctor in Spite of Himself is a two-act sharpened version of a charming French classic, adapted for today's producing groups. Sganarelle, a shiftless woodcutter, quarrels with his wife, Martine, who vows to get even with him. Her chance comes when she meets two servants in search of a doctor to cure their master's daughter. Martine recommends her husband in the most glowing terms, as a doctor who can perform miracles, but warns them that he will have to be beaten into it. Armed with slapsticks, the two men hail Sganarelle as a great doctor, whack him roundly whenever he attempts to deny it, and thus force him into becoming a doctor in spite of himself. Fortunately, the master's daughter is only shamming illness to avoid a distasteful marriage. When Sganarelle is able to unite her with her own true love, she is miraculously cured—and Dr. Sganarelle is richly rewarded.

Notes

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Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code DB6000
  • Cast Size 19
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 60 min

Categories

  • Target Audience Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre | TYA
  • Genre Comedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427590
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Customer Reviews

"A great adaptation to introduce audiences to 17th century commedia."
Review by Laurie Levine, Kamiak High School ASB, Mukilteo, WA