Cocteau & Feydeau: Thirteen Monologues (Oberon Classics) by Georges Feydeau,Jean Cocteau,Peter Meyer

By Georges Feydeau,Jean Cocteau,Peter Meyer

includes unique illustrations by way of Jean Cocteau and Andrzej Klimowski.

Two of the seven monologues by means of Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) during this variation have been written for Édith Piaf. the opposite 5 have been written for Cocteau’s pal, the distinguished actor Jean Marais, to accomplish on radio. even if possibly a minor a part of Cocteau’s output of movies, performs, poems and ballet situations, those beautiful miniatures stay a desirable type of his dramatic expression.

Georges Feydeau (1862-1921) is better identified for his enduring farces, corresponding to A Flea In Her Ear, but he wrote over 20 monologues for actors to accomplish at charity live shows and in stylish drawing rooms. The six integrated during this quantity have been written over a interval of sixteen years from 1882.

Peter Meyer’s translations of 11 of those monologues have been commissioned through the BBC and played on radio via best actors together with Eileen Atkins, Jill Bennett, Richard Briers, Judi Dench, Alec McCowan and Timothy West. The Liar and that i misplaced Her were newly translated for this volume.

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