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Poor Bitos - Full Length Play, Drama

Poor Bitos

Lucienne Hill

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Full Length Play, Drama

10m, 3f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

ISBN: 9780413140302

"Macabre fantasy [and] good theatre." - New York Daily News

"Never has Anouilh exposed mankind with such caustic candor; and the device by which he accomplishes this is a bitter and brilliant tragicomedy." - New York World-Tele…

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Full Length Play

Drama

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Interior Set

The French master of time and its illusions presents us with a group of patricians gathered for a party in the vaulting room of an old chateau. We are quickly disabused of any notion that this is to be just another gay party a la dolce vita. For also invited is a literal, by the numbers, and intransigent prosecutor named Bitos whom they all detest. He is to them the reincarnation of Robespierre; and through a change of coats and the dramatic legerdermain of Anouilh the party recreates the time of Robespierre and the French Revolution before returning to the humiliating harshness of the present.
"Macabre fantasy [and] good theatre." - New York Daily News "Never has Anouilh exposed mankind with such caustic candor; and the device by which he accomplishes this is a bitter and brilliant tragicomedy." - New York World-Telegram & Sun
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10m, 3f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

Author

Lucienne Hill

Lucienne Hill (1923 - 2012) became well-known for her for her translations of French dramatist Jean Anouilh. After a brief career as an actress of stage and screen, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her translation of The Waltz of the Toreadors, and won one in 1961 for the Broadway production of Anouilh's Becket. Ms. Hill was first commissioned to translate Anouilh at the behest of Laurence ... view full profile

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