L'Impromptu de Paris

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L'Impromptu de Paris
Written by Jean Giraudoux
Characters ????????
Date premiered 3 December 1937
Place premiered Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris
Original language French
Subject A play about the theatre itself
Genre Drama
Setting A theatre stage

L'Impromptu de Paris (In English: The Shepherd of Paris) is a play written in 1937 by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux.

Original productions[edit]

L'Impromptu de Paris was first performed on 3 December 1937[1] in Paris at the Théâtre de l'Athénée in a production by Louis Jouvet.[2]

L'Impromptu de Paris was translated into English by Rima Dell Reck, in the Tulane Drama Review (1959).[3]


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