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The Doctor in Spite of Himself

A Farce in Three Acts by Molière Adapted by Lady Gregory

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Lady Gregory 

  • Adapted / Translated From

    Molière 

  • Synopsis

    Molière's classic comedy farce has Martha exacting revenge on her husband Sganarelle for a beating he meted out to her. She hears that Geronte seeks a doctor to tend to his daughter Lucy who has been struck dumb by the prospect of marrying a dolt. Martha tells of her husband's secret skill as a doctor, but that he'll only admit to this when beaten himself. Sganarelle finds himself becoming a doctor overnight.

  • Play Type

    Adaptation/Translation

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Luke Udolphus Wright
Geronte Frank Fay
Jacqueline Máire O'Neill (1)
Robert Arthur Sinclair
Leeane Arthur Sinclair
Martha Sara Allgood
Valere Arthur Power
Sganarelle W.G. Fay
Lucy Brigid O'Dempsey

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Selected Plays of Lady Gregory

  • Year

    1993

  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email

    sales@colinsmythe.co.uk

  • Website

    www.colinsmythe.co.uk

  • ISBN

    0-86140-100-X

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  • Title

    The translations and adaptions of Lady Gregory and her collaborations with Douglas Hyde and W.B. Yeats :being the fourth volume of the collected plays /edited and with a foreword by Ann Saddlemyer.

  • Year

    1970

  • Published By

    Colin Smythe Ltd.

  • Address

    P.O. Box 6
    Gerrards Cross
    Buckinghamshire SL9 8XA
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 1753 886000

  • Email

    sales@colinsmythe.co.uk

  • Website

    www.colinsmythe.co.uk

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  • Title

    The Kiltarten Moliere/translations by Lady Gregory

  • Year

    1910

  • Published By

    Publisher not found

  • Address

    England

  • ISBN

    9781143542398

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