The Imaginary Invalid

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The Imaginary Invalid (French: Le Malade imaginaire) is a three-act comédie-ballet by the French playwright Molière. It was first performed in 1673 and was the last work he wrote. In an ironic twist of fate, Molière collapsed during his fourth performance as Argan on 17 February and died soon after. (Summary by Wikipedia)


Argan, an imaginary invalid: Allen Johns

Beline, second wife to Argan: Nadine Eckert-Boulet

Angelique, daughter to Argan: Arielle Lipshaw

Louison, Argan's young daughter: Elizabeth Klett

Beralde, brother to Argan: Delmar H. Dolbier

Cleante, lover to Angelique: mb

Mr. Diafoirus, a physician: Wupperhippo

Thomas Diafoirus, his son: engineerdst

Mr. Purgon, physician to Argan: Bellona Times

Mr. Fleurant, an apothecary/Mr. De Bonnefoi, a notary: Alan Mapstone

Toinette, maidservant to Argan: Availle

Narrator: ToddHW

Audio edited by Arielle Lipshaw (1 hr 50 min)


Act 1 32:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 37:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 40:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers