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.
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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.
I've quoted that saying before, attributing it to French playwright Jean Giraudoux
. He published it in 1980, the same year in which American comedian George Burns put it in his memoir.
I found these quotes from French dramatist Jean Giraudoux
thoughtprovoking: "As soon as war is declared, it will be impossible to hold the poets back.
The author, in comparing Moliere with followers such as Jacques Copeau, Jean Cocteau, Jean Giraudoux
, and Eugene Ionesco, provides convincing solutions to lingering questions about the impromptu: What was its function?
"Yours sincerely." The French novelist Jean Giraudoux
once said that sincerity is the secret of success: "Once you can fake that, you've got it made." So why does anyone end a letter with the words "Yours sincerely" above their signature?
A more profound identification with the characters was certainly needed to do justice to John Whiting but even he complained in a lecture delivered to RADA students and staff in 1956 of the tendency of the theatre to give birth to itself without ever producing anything new; the resistance plays of Jean Giraudoux
and Jean Anouilh argued well, but tended not to allow themselves to feel; T.
The eighth-grade students at Eugene Waldorf School will present "The Mad Women of Chaillot," a play by Jean Giraudoux
, at 7 p.m.
The hero of part one is the Polytechnique-trained engineer and Sciences Po-educated Keynesian economist; that of part two is the publicly-engaged cultural figure like Jean Giraudoux
O primeiro data de 3 de fevereiro de 1944 e propoe uma confrontacao--que pode hoje parecer curiosa--entre o escritor romantico alemao, grande referencia da modernidade, e o escritor mais tradicional Jean Giraudoux
, que gozava entao de alta consideracao junto a autores como Sartre ou a cineastas como Godard ou Chris Marker, que lhe dedicaria, alias, um livro (Jean Giraudoux