Kôgen 14 Le Médecin malgré lui

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Le Médecin malgré lui

Kyôgen script

3 acts

adaptation of Molière‘s play “Le Médecin malgré lui  (1666)

Hitoshi Nakata


“Le Médecin malgré lui” is the adaptation of the comic play “Le Médecin malgré lui” by Molière, French actor, playwright and theatrical organizer in the 17th century to revive it as a piece of Kyôgen, traditional Japanese art. 

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Le Médecin malgré lui

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The scene is set in countryside. A household quarrel breaks out between Yamakan and Tama. The quarrel ends with a caning applied by the husband to the woman. Where Tama thinks of revenge, Mayutsuba and Taromaru appear who are looking for a exellent doctor for a girl from a strange illness, receiving the order from Wadachinojo, his father. Tama who met them had a good idea to introduce Yamakan as a special doctor to them. This doctor is an excellent but bizarre doctor who does not admit to be a doctor unless he is strongly beaten by a club. When Yamakan returns, the two valets ask him if he is a doctor, and Yamakan naturally denies him, he receives a caning and he agrees to be recognized as a doctor. Yamakan, who became a doctor without knowing anything, broke into Wadachinojo and examined Ayame. Ayame’s illness is actually a fake. It’s the disease of love. Who is the lover?

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