Poor Bitos

by  Lucienne Hill

Full Length Play, Drama  /  10m, 3f, 1boy(s) or girl(s)

"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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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.
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"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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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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