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(Biography) (Hyppolyte) Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1882–1944, French dramatist. His works include the novel Suzanne et le Pacifique (1921) and the plays Amphitryon 38 (1929) and La Guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu (1935)
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Jean (ʒɑ̃) 1882–1944, French writer.
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Noun1.Giraudoux - French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
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An eccentric French countess battles corrupt businessmen who plot to dig up the streets of Paris so they can access oil they believe lies beneath them in "The Madwoman of Chaillot," a 1945 satire by Jean Giraudoux that still resonates today.
The producer Royston Morley visited Paris in 1947 and identified two possible plays, but by the time decisions could be made, The Mad Woman of Chaillot (by Jean Giraudoux) was the toast of Broadway and Jean Anouilh's L'Invitation au Chateau had been translated, by Christopher Fry, as the west End success Ring Round The Moon.
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NEW TAKES ON OLD TALES: Ondine may be best known as the watery vehicle that steered Audrey Hepburn to stardom (in its 1954 Broadway production of die Jean Giraudoux play), but San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater has its own take on the mermaid-meets-mortal myth (Feb.