The Fighting Cock

by  Lucienne Hill

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  9m, 3f, 2boy(s) or girl(s)

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The Fighting Cock

by  Lucienne Hill

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Rex Harrison starred as the "Fighting Cock" in this French apologia for pragmatism. The General has made every diplomatic blunder in his life, was on the wrong side of every coup, and now, though retired, has retained his strict attitude toward life. He launches a campaign to "rid the world of maggots and teach the people honor." A spartan, and determined to make his countrymen pay for every perceived indulgence, his rigid world collapses when he challenges the youth who jilts his daughter to a duel and emerges abashed and humiliated.
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"A wise and witty play." - New York Daily Mirror "Sitting at the center of a meaningless universe, Anouilh has improvised another brilliant comedy." - The New York Times

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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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