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The Hypochondriac (adapted by Richard Bean)

The Hypochondriac (adapted by Richard Bean)

Jean Baptiste Moliere, Richard Bean

ISBN: 9781840026177

A classic farce from France's most famous comic dramatist, is translated in this edition by one of the UK's leading contemporary comic playwrights, Richard Bean.

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"Moliere's classic farce pokes fun at Argan, a man so obsessed by his own imaginary ailments that he can no longer control his haphazard household or the mercenary medics he employs. With doctors determined to grow fat from the profits of his condition, Argan's closest relatives battle to show him the truth of his situation. Using elaborate trickery, they strive to cure the real disease from which he suffers, managing to pile confusion upon hilarious confusion. This version of The Hypochondriac premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London in 2005."

Richard Bean

Richard Bean was born in Hull in 1956. After school, he worked in a bread plant before leaving to study Social Psychology at Loughborough University. Richard has worked as a psychologist and a stand-up comedian. His work for the stage includes: Young Marx (which has just opened London’s brand new Bridge Theatre), The Hypocrite (which completed runs at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Hull ... view full profile

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