The Waltz of the Toreadors

by  Jean Anouilh, Lucienne Hill

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 7f

Winner! New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Foreign Play

"Comic entertainment of striking excellence...A stunning sardonic triumph." - New York Post

"Witty and sparkling...A hilarious comedy...hit." - New York Mirr…

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The Waltz of the Toreadors

by  Jean Anouilh Lucienne Hill

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    4m, 7f
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    Farce

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The story is told on two levels: one comic and one bitter. The blustery sex farce concerns a general who fancies himself to be a toreador with the ladies, but he is disgusted with himself and the hollowness of his triumphs. Among the author's most psychologically compelling works, the New York premiere featured Ralph Richardson and Mildred Natwick.
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Accolades

  • Winner! New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Best Foreign Play

Reviews

"Comic entertainment of striking excellence...A stunning sardonic triumph." - New York Post

"Witty and sparkling...A hilarious comedy...hit." - New York Mirror

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Jean Anouilh

Jean Anouilh was born in Bordeaux on June 23, 1910. After completing his early schooling, Anouilh studied law for a short time at the Sorbonne, and then worked as a copywriter at Publicité Damour. He also wrote comic scenes for the cinema. In 1929 he collaborated with Jean Aurenche on his first play, Humulus Le Muet ...

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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. ...

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