Song of Songs (Giraudoux)
|Song of Songs|
|Written by||Jean Giraudoux|
|Characters||The President, Florence
Jerome, The Manager,
The Cashier, The Waiter
|Date premiered||12 October 1938|
|Place premiered||Comedie Française in Paris|
|Subject||The bittersweet end of an affair|
|Setting||A cafe in Paris, 1935|
Song of Songs is an English adaptation of the play Cantique des Cantiques written in 1938 by the French dramatist Jean Giraudoux.
The President is at a table of in Parisian cafe waiting for his young lover, Florence. When she arrives she announces that she is going to marry Jerome, a young man she has just met.
Cantique des Cantiques was translated into English by John Raikes, in the Tulane Drama Review (1959), and by Herma Briffault, in Barry Ulanov, Makers of Modern Theatre (1961).
- Cohen, Robert (1968), Jean Giraudoux; Three Faces of Destiny, p. 158, University of Chicago Press, Chicago
- Grossvogel, David I. (1958), 20th Century French Drama, p. 342, Columbia University Press, New York.
- Inskip, Donald, (1958), Jean Giraudoux, The Making of a Dramatist, p. 182, Oxford University Press, New York.
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