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The Imaginary Invalid
Mar 08, 2012
Read on March 08, 2012 , read count: 1
A fun, short read by a comical playwright. This play is being performed at Bard College's Summerscape this year, and a few friends and I thought it would be fun to read the play and then go see it. The "imaginary invalid" is a hopeless character named Argan, who believes he is never well. Taking place in the 1600s, the treatments he happily endures are frequent enemas and other versions of bowel emollients. He wishes to marry off his daughter to a dim-witted doctor, so he has someone in his household to constantly care for him - but his daughter wishes to marry another. Comedy ensues...
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