The Four Little Girls

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The Four Little Girls (Les Quatre Petites Filles) is a play written in French by the painter Pablo Picasso. It is the second of two full-length plays written by Picasso, the first being Desire Caught by the Tail. Written between November 24, 1947, and August 13, 1948,[1] it was published in 1949. In 1952 Picasso wrote a second version of the play using the same title.[2]

Both versions use a stream of consciousness narrative style, and many critics believe that Picasso never meant for the play to be staged, only read.[3]


  1. ^ Léal, Brigitte; Christine Piot; Pablo Picasso; Marie-Laure Bernadac (2009). Picasso: the monograph, 1881-1973. Ediciones Polígrafa, 2009. ISBN 84-343-1091-0. p. 497.
  2. ^ Picasso, P., Rubin, W. S., & Fluegel, J. (1980). Pablo Picasso, a retrospective. New York: Museum of Modern Art. ISBN 0-87070-528-8. P. 384.
  3. ^ Gates, Anita (October 17, 2001). "From Picasso, Playwright: Hues of Innocence and War". The New York Times.