The Imaginary Invalid (le Malade Imaginaire)
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Number of Pages136
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Open LibraryOL11754460M
ISBN 101414283679
ISBN 109781414283678

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  I selected another Imaginary Invalid text for students in my college literature class because it cost less. But never again: the translation in this text is so much better than the cheaper version's. Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse.4/5(3).   The Imaginary Invalid: A Play Paperback – April 5, by Molière (Author), Charles Heron Wall (Translator) out of 5 stars 7 ratings. See all 23 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from /5(7). Author: Moliere “The Imaginary Invalid” is a comedy-ballet by Jean Baptist Moliere in three acts. The work has the characteristics of an opera and a play and it was very popular during the reign of Louise XVI., and it was often preformed in his castle. The greatest writer of French classic comedy, the 17th-century playwright Moliere was one of the most brilliant satirists in the history of literature. His keen observations and barbed wit deflated the pretensions of society in his day and focused a brilliant light on the universal frailties of humanity."The Imaginary Invalid, " one of Moliere's funniest and most incisive satires, is also 4/5(1).

Synopsis In the outrageously funny masterpiece The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, a hypochondriac, victimized by pompous physicians, tests the loyalty of a loving daughter and discovers the contempt of his scheming and greedy second wife. ‎The Imaginary Invalid is the last play by Moliere. It was performed at the Palais Royal Theater on Febru Moliere played the part of Argan. The Imaginary Invalid or The Hypochondriac (French title Le malade imaginaire, [lə malad imaʒinɛːʁ]) is a three- act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière with dance sequences and musical interludes by Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The Imaginary Invalid was the last piece to be written by the French playwright Moliere. The author was ill and facing his own mortality when he created a character who only imagined a similar fate. Moliere himself played Argan on opening night of the first production of the play.

  The Imaginary Invalid (Dover Thrift Editions) Moliere. out of 5 stars 6. Paperback. $ The Dumb Waiter (Acting Edition) Harold Pinter. out of 5 stars Paperback. $ Style For Actors: A Handbook for Moving Beyond Realism Robert Barton. out of 5 stars /5(7).   Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. End of Project Gutenberg's The Imaginary Invalid, by Moliere (Poquelin) *** END OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE IMAGINARY INVALID *** This file should be named 7maldtxt or 7maldzip Corrected EDITIONS of our eBooks get a new NUMBER, 7maldtxt VERSIONS based on separate sources get new LETTER, Produced by Thanks to Charles. The Imaginary Invalid (), by the great comedic playwright Molière (whose full name was Jean-Baptiste Poquelin), is a satire about the 17th-century medical profession. Its intended audience was the French aristocracy, primarily King Louis XIV (known as "the Sun King”).