Patrick, John (aka John Patrick O’Goggan, American playwright, and screenwriter, 1905-1995), “The Physician,”
a __-minute comedy in English, set in _____, 1991,
© 1991 by John Patrick;
• in John Patrick’s The Doctor Will See You Now: Four One-Act Plays, acting edition (New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1991), ISBN 0-8222-0317-0, DPS 1677, containing “The Chiropodist,” a __-minute comedy, 2m2f; “The Gynecologist,” a __-minute comedy, 2m2f; or “The Psychiatrist,” a __-minute comedy, 2m1f;
• script/rights available from Dramatists Play Service, Inc., 440 Park Avenue South, New York City, New York 10016, U.S.A., telephone 212-683-8960, fax 212-213-1539, http://www.dramatists.com.
• Cited by Allen L. Hubby via e-mail email@example.com, March 20, 1997; the citation says,
a hypochondriacal doctor (m), __, a patient who is also a veterinarian; ____ (m), __, ____; ____ (f), __, ____.
“. . . [A] day in the life of a doctor who, being a hypochondriac, lets himself be examined by a patient who is also a veterinarian.”
• “These four short comedies, each a hilarious visit to the doctor’s office, can be presented separately or as a full evening.”
• Not to be confused with Henry Arthur Jones’ (1851-1929) The Physician: An Original Play in Four Acts (New York: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Company, Ltd., 1899), LCCN 02-1009.
• John Patrick wrote the play The Teahouse of the August Moon, which won the Tony Award, the Critics’ Circle Award, and the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1954; his screenplays include Three Coins in the Fountain, 1954; Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing, 1955; The Teahouse of the August Moon, 1956; suicide, 1995.
day, doctor’s office, doctor-patient relationship, examination, hypochondria, medicine, veterinary.