The Cavern

by  Lucienne Hill

Full Length Play, Drama  /  11m, 6f

NOTICE: Please be advised, this title is from the Samuel French Vault and is made from a scan of an archived manuscript. We hope you’ll treasure this glimpse into theatre history.

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The Cavern is one of Anouilh's most audacious experiments. The playwright puts himself on the stage as the guileful conjuror who fumblingly tells the audience that he thinks his tricks will not come off. He talks so persuasively... that one begins to believe that his old skill has apparently deserted him.
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"It really does look as if the story of the murder of the seduced cook, of the aristocratic indifference of her employers, and of the distresses of her seminarist son is going to miss its effect. But Anouilh is of course only playing with us. He has the greatest natural genius for the stage of any man living, and when the moment comes, the knife is once again planted unerringly in our stomachs and our guts come tumbling out." - The Sunday Times, London


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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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