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)


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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