The Imaginary Invalid (French title: La Malade Imaginaire) is one of the most well-known plays of French playwright Molière. The comédie-ballet premiered at the Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris on February 10, 1673. It featured music and dance interludes by composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The Imaginary Invalid is Molière’s final work. During the fourth performance, Molière, playing Argan, collapsed twice; he was taken home, and died later that night.
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