Jean de Létraz

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Jean de Létraz
Born
Jean Félix Deletraz

23 February 1897
Died3 June 1954(1954-06-03) (aged 57)
OccupationDramatist, screenwriter, dialoguist

Jean de Létraz, pen name of Jean Félix Deletraz, (23 February 1897 - 3 June 1954) was a French playwright, spécialising in vaudeville, who authored nearly 118 plays, among which the most famous is Bichon written in 1935.

He was also a screenwriter and a dialoguist. A good number of his plays have been adapted to film. From 1942 until his death, he was managing director of the Théâtre du Palais-Royal where he directed both his own plays and other that were played in the theater. His wife, Simone de Létraz,[1] takes over the direction of the theatre up to 1965 and will also stage some of his posthumous works.[2]

Novels[edit]

  • Nicole s'éveille (with Suzette Desty, 1926)
  • Nicole s'égare (with Suzette Desty, 1926/27)
  • Un homme... deux femmes (with Suzette Desty, 1927)
  • Douze Nuits d'amour (1927)
  • Nicole s'abrite (with Suzette Desty, 1928)
  • Un couple passa... (1929)
  • La jeune fille et les amants (1930)
  • ...tu m'aimes? (1932)

Works in the theatre[edit]

Adapted[edit]

  • 1931 : Chauffeur Antoinette, comedy in 4 acts by Robert Blum, based on a novel by Jean de Létraz and Suzette Desty[3][4]

Author[edit]

Theatre director[edit]

  • 1947 : Et vive la liberté by Jean de Létraz, Théâtre des Variétés
  • 1948 : L'Extravagante Théodora by Jean de Létraz, Théâtre des Capucines
  • 1949 : Le Voyage à trois by Jean de Létraz, Théâtre du Palais-Royal
  • 1953 : Occupe-toi d'mon minimum by Paul Van Stalle, Théâtre du Palais-Royal
  • 1953 : La Pucelle d'Auteuil by Jean de Létraz, Théâtre du Palais-Royal
  • 1953 : ... La Mariée en a deux ! by Jean de Létraz, Théâtre du Palais-Royal
  • 1957 : La Pucelle d'Auteuil by Jean de Létraz, Théâtre de l'Ambigu-Comique
  • 1958 : Les Pieds au mur by Jean Guitton, Théâtre du Palais-Royal
Operetta
  • La Belle Saison, music by Jean Delettre

Filmography[edit]

Screenwriter[edit]

Television[edit]

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