Le Médecin volant

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("The Fleet-Footed Doctor" in English, also translated as "The Flying Doctor") A one-act comedy by Molière, with 16 scenes and seven characters, "à la Commedia dell'Arte". His first play, some authors[1] claim it was presented in 1645, while others (e.g. Charles Heron Wall[2] suggest it may only have been acted for the first time in Paris on the 18th of April, 1659. Only printed for the first time in 1819.

Parts of it were reproduced in L'Amour Médecin, and Le Médecin malgré lui.

Translations and adaptations


Translated as The Flying Doctor or The Fleet-footed Doctor in English.


Dutch translation as De vliegende dokter. by Henriette Albach-Tielrooy (2001), Arnold Sandhaus (2011)

Performance history in South Africa




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