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Le Médecin malgré lui

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Le Médecin malgré lui est une comédie-farce en trois actes en prose.
Sganarelle, bûcheron alcoolique, est pris pour un médecin rénommé, même q'il n'a aucune idée de ce qu'un médecin doit savoir.
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David Sarkies
Jan 27, 2015 David Sarkies rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like French comedy
Recommended to David by: I've been interested in reading his plays
Shelves: comedy
A poor gentleman is forced to be a quack
28 May 2013

This play is quite a farcical piece of work and I suspect it is making fun of many of the quacks that were running around Europe at the time promising miracle cures (though nothing much has changed with the exception that miracle cures are now peddled by massive pharmaceutical companies over television). The main character, Sganarelle, is a pretty obnoxious person and his family dump him in the pot by telling people that he is this wonderful do
Huda Aweys
مسرحية كوميدية لطيفة جدا :))) ، عجبتني مشاكسات الحطاب مع زوجته و حواراتهم
و قليلا من الحكم الساخرة التي اجراها موليير على لسان اشخاصه .. عن العمل و الحياة و الزواج
"Traître, insolent, trompeur, lâche, coquin, pendard, gueux, belître, fripon, maraud, voleur". C'est fou mais la dernière fois que j'ai prononcé cette série d'injures, je devais avoir dans les 13 ans, en plein cours de français, je m'en rappelle comme si c'était hier. C'est la seule réplique qui me revient pour l'instant, on devait présenter une amie et moi le premier acte de la pièce, je jouais le rôle de Martine, la femme rancunière de Sganarelle qui fera tout pour venger les coups que ce dern ...more
ژرونت:(اسگانارل چوبی برداشته و ژرونت را می زند)آخ!آخ!آخ!
اسگانال:حالا پزشک هستید.مدارک پزشکی من هم همین بود .
Le Medecin Malgre Lui by Molière

If we are to believe the awesome film Molière, the writer was a fabulous man, funny, inspired, great lover, and charismatic, appreciated, talented. About the film at:
The comedies of Molière are witty, happy and moral: there is a message, behind the satire addressed to small tyrants, liars, crooks and violent men.

Le Medecin Malgre Lui starts with a fight between husband and wife, whereupon the man beats his wife, who swears
A short but very hilarious and entertaining read. This is a classic work of comedy and deception with a healthy suspicion of the medical profession thrown in, not dissimilar to views expressed elsewhere by Russian masters like Tolstoy and Chekhov (who was himself a doctor) -- perhaps, reflecting in some ways the fact that many medical professionals passed on questionable "know-how" merely for monetary gain (not dissimilar, unfortunately, to many doctors today). This work also channeled for me so ...more
The Doctor in Spite of Himself is one of Moliere's quicker plays, but also just about as funny and scathing as the rest of his plays. He attacks medical professions and so-called "quacks" in this work by presenting a wood-cutter who is mistaken for a doctor. Hilarity ensues, as would be expected from the great satirist.

I admit that this is not the strongest of Moliere's plays in comparison to works like Tartuffe, but it's still a fun romp and definitely worth a look. It also really shows his at
Steven Peterson
One of Moliere's comedies. Some see this as a satire aimed at the medical profession. I read this for a class as an undergraduate on French literature. An amusing work, although not one of his best. . . .
Kui mulle muidu näidendid ei meeldi (raske mõista ja järge pidada), siis see oli küll üks lühike ja samas huumorikas lugu sellest, kuidas üht meest ekslikult arstiks peeti ning ta targaninana kõik terveks ravis.
مسرحية ممتعة و مضحكة كما عودنا موليير في نكته الساخرة
أحببت فكرة الإنتقام تلك، حسناً تعلمنا أسلوب جديد للانتقام
و اكتشفنا علوم طب جديدة مع طبيب الحالات الميؤوسة منها
Very short play, quite funny but not my favourite. I prefer Molière's longer plays, like Dom Juan or The Miser.
I studied it while at school. It was a great story and I enjoyed the play.
C'est une pièce qui se lit rapidement, je l'ai lue d'une traite. Le fait que Sganarelle se laisse embarquer dans une telle situation presque sans rien dire m'a bien fait rire. J'étais étonnée d'aimer autant cette pièce, j'avais déjà lu "l'avare" qui m'avait pas franchement réjouie.

J'ai aussi apprécié retrouver quelques citations comme:

"Qu'ils sont doux, bouteille jolie, qu'ils sont doux vos petits glouglous."


"Voilà justement ce qui fait que votre fille est muette."
This was a fun farce in which a woman tells some men looking for a doctor that her husband is a doctor, but won't admit to it unless he is beaten. She is hoping that having to pretend to be a doctor will lead him to more trouble, which it does, but all turns out well in the end. Some suspension of disbelief is necessary, but the humor is evident on the page. I would love to see this play performed, as it was clear how much more the humor would come out.
Jose Vera
Esta es una corta obra muy entretenida que se lee muy rápidamente.

La historia es acerca de un leñador que en un momento golpea a su mujer; esta para vengarse le dice a un par de extraños que su marido es un gran médico, pero a su vez un excentrico.

Con esta premisa Molière narra una divertida historia donde la burla, el sarcasmo, el oportunismo y el romance van de la mano.
Je n'ai jamais trouvé Molière drôle, probablement parce qu'il a tendance a recycler ses histoires. Exemple: a machin est en fait le frère de chose, disparu on-ne-sait-plus-quand, et peux donc épouser truc, et bidule peut épouser l'autre truc.
Louise Annetta
It was a funny play making fun of the medical profession. I read two translations and each was different. I enjoyed them both.
FInd it online and read it there. Moliere is funnier on stage because of all the physical humor.
This play is not considered one of Moliere's masterpieces, but to me it is one of his most enjoyable. Quick,silly, and spirited if Sganarelle is played by a competent actor (one can at least imagine that when reading).
Bogdan Liviu
"Domnule, Hipocrat zice: sa ne punem palariile pe cap."
- In care capitol ?
"In capitolul despre palarii, desigur."

(...) "Aristotel...maaare oom! Era cu vreo cinci palme mai mre decat mine."
Es una historia bastante entretenida, primer "Libro de Instituto" que me ha gustado.
Aunque el final ha sido un tanto ridículo y la historia un poco remontada, ha cumplido con su objetivo.
Dec 31, 2013 Yasmin rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2010
Una obra que sin duda me saco muchas sonrisas cx.
برویم رفیق ! برویم و خوشبختیمان را جای دیگر بجووییم . آشکارا می بینم که در اینجا تنها ظاهر بی محتوا را دوست دارند و اصلا اهمیتی به شایستگی عریان نمی دهند
Jan 27, 2015 Tina rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: audio, classics
A brief, charming comedy. A man is set up to be portrayed as a doctor. Confusion ensues in a comical manner. A lighthearted narrative to amuse the soul.
Silly, dated and misogynist, this Moliere play has not stood the test of time.
Mohammad Ali
"ظرافت گرایان مسخره" متوسط بود و "پزشک اجباری" نسبتا خوب. ولی در حد و اندازه ی خسیس یا زنان دانشمند نبود اصلا.
Une autre superbe comédie de Molière. Génial idée de scénario !
Intrigue intéressante, mais profondeur peu développée...
Freek Duinhof
Very strong physical, verbal and underlying humour!
Nov 09, 2007 Ty rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Molière fans
Shelves: francais, theatre
Une de mes pièces de théatre de Molière favourie.
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Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, also known by his stage name, Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. Among Molière's best-known dramas are Le Misanthrope, (The Misanthrope), L'Ecole des femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou l'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), L'Avare ou l'École du mensonge (The Miser), Le Malade ...more
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