Tessa (play)

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Written by Jean Giraudoux
Characters Tessa Badamo
Date premiered 14 November 1934
Place premiered Théâtre de l'Athénée in Paris
Original language French
Subject Overcoming fears and hardtimes
Genre Drama
Setting 18th century, Scotland

Tessa (French title: Tessa, la nymphe au cœur fidèle) is a play written in 1934 by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux. It is a translation and adaptation of a 1926 stage version by Margaret Kennedy and Basil Dean of the former's 1924 novel The Constant Nymph.

Original productions[edit]

Tessa was first performed on 14 November 1934[1] in Paris at the Théâtre de l'Athénée in a production by Louis Jouvet.[2]


  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.