REVIEW FOR THE PHYSICIAN IN SPITE OF HIMSELF - PLAY BY MOLIERE
Moliere hated doctors. You don't exactly need a PhD. in literature to figure this out. This French playwright and humourist ridiculed the physician community through his plays with such cutting wit that he labeled his own work 'preventive medicine'.
The Physician In Spite Of Himself is a perfect example of the man's venom against the men in white coats. Martine seeks revenge against her husband, Sganarelle, the woodcutter, for beating her. She meets a valet, Valère, whose daughter is feigning mute-ness to avoid marriage. Martine tricks Valère by telling him her husband is a famous doctor, with a bizarre personality - he only admits his true occupation when soundly beaten!
Confusion, mistaken intentions and bizarre twists, are all enacted through glorious slapstick. If you enjoy physical comedy, coupled with satire and a comic sense that works even 350 years after it was first performed, then you will have a fun evening. The play is being performed by the high school students of Nasr, and is co-directed by Vinay Verma of Sutradhar Acting School.
Please contact Nasr at 2332-2851 for further details.