Le Médecin volant

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Le Médecin volant (The Flying Doctor) is a French play by Molière, and his first, presented in 1645. It is composed of 16 scenes and has seven characters:

  • Gorgibus, an old nobleman, the father of Lucile (Commedia dell'Arte Character- Pantalone)
  • Lucile : daughter of Gorgibus, engaged to Villebrequin (Innamorata)
  • Gros-René : Gorgibus' servant
  • Sabine : Lucile's cousin, the source of all the intrigue in the play (Columbina)
  • Valère : Lucile's lover (Innamorato)
  • Sganarelle : Hero of the play, valet to Valère. (Arlecchino)
  • A Lawyer (Il Dottore)

Plot[edit]

Gorgibus wants at all costs to marry Lucile to the old Villebrequin. However, Lucile loves Valère. Entrusting his love to Lucile's cousin Sabine and his valet Sganarelle (who takes on a double role as both himself and his twin "doctor" brother"), Valère is going to need all the help he can get to solve this problèm...

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