This version of A Doctor in Spite of Himself is a one-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.
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- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code DC3000
- Cast Size 9
- Min. Royalty Rate $45/perf
- Cost $8.95
- Approx. Run Time 45 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School | Family (all ages)
- Performing Group Middle School | High School
- Genre Comedy
- ISBN(13) 9781583427781