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Le Medecin Malgre Lui by Le Theatre 'Cadien (1983)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-11-26

Duration: 00:57:51

Subjects: French language | Theater | Le Theatre 'Cadien | Cajun French dialect


  • Landreneau, Robert Performer
  • Trotter, Phoebe Performer
  • Breaux, Lynn Performer
  • Sellers, Gerard Performer
  • Broussard, Earlene Performer
  • Savoy, Shirley Performer
  • Loupan, Victor Performer


This episode of the series “En Francais” from November 26, 1983, features Le Theatre Cadien’s performance of the play “Le Medecin Malgre Lui.” The play, a Cajun adaptation of Moliere’s 1666 play, pokes fun at the doctors of the time by turning a poor woodcutter into “the doctor in spite of himself.” Le Theatre Cadian is a local theater group in Lafayette, Louisiana, that produces and performs plays in the Cajun French dialect. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.