Judith (play)

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This article is about the play by Giraudoux. For the play by Hebbel, see Judith (Hebbel).
Judith Beheading Holofernes by Caravaggio.jpg
Judith Beheading Holofernes
by Caravaggio
Written by Jean Giraudoux
Characters Joseph, John, Prophet, Joachim,
Paul, Judith, Susannah, Egon,
Sara, Holofernes, Guard
Date premiered 4 November 1931
Place premiered Théâtre Pigalle in Paris
Original language French
Subject Judith must seduce and kill invading general to save her city.
Genre Tragedy
Setting Ancient Judea

Judith is a play written in 1931 by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux.

Original productions[edit]

Judith was translated into English by John K. Savacool, in The Modern Theatre, ed. Eric Bentley, vol. 3 (1955), and by Christopher Fry, in The Drama of Jean Giraudoux, vol. 1 (1963).[1]

Judith was first performed on 4 November 1931[2] in Paris at the Théâtre Pigalle in a production by Louis Jouvet.[3]


  1. ^ Cohen, Robert (1968), Jean Giraudoux; Three Faces of Destiny, p. 158, University of Chicago Press, Chicago
  2. ^ Grossvogel, David I. (1958), 20th Century French Drama, p. 341, Columbia University Press, New York.
  3. ^ Inskip, Donald, (1958), Jean Giraudoux, The Making of a Dramatist, p. 182, Oxford University Press, New York.

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