The Enchanted (play)

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The Enchanted
Written by Jean Giraudoux
Characters The Mayor, Isobel,
The Doctor,
The Ghost,
The Inspector,
The Supervisor,
Armande Mangebois,
Leonide Mangebois,
Gilberte, Daisy, Lucy,
Viola, Denise, Irene,
Marie-Louise
Date premiered 27 February 1933
Place premiered Comedie des Champs-Elysees in Paris
Original language French
Subject A provincial town is haunted by a ghost
Genre Drama
Setting A clearing in the woods, Limousin in France

The Enchanted is a 1950 English adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play Intermezzo written in 1933 by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux.

Original productions[edit]

Intermezzo was translated into English as The Enchanted by Maurice Valency, in Jean Giraudoux, Four Plays, vol. 1 (1958), and by Roger Gellert, in Jean Giraudoux, Plays, vol. 2 (1967).[1]

Intermezzo was first performed on 27 February 1933[2] in Paris at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees in a production by Louis Jouvet.[3]

Maurice Valency's adaptation The Enchanted opened at New York's Lyceum Theatre on 18 January 1950 in a production staged by George S. Kaufman, starring Leueen MacGrath, Malcolm Keen, and John Baragrey.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cohen, Robert (1968), Jean Giraudoux; Three Faces of Destiny, p. 158, University of Chicago Press, Chicago. ISBN 0-226-11248-9
  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.
  4. ^ IBD Internet Broadway Database, Retrieved 24 September 2010.

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