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29 October 1882, Bellac, Haute-Vienne, France
31 January 1944, Paris, France


-   Was nominated for Broadway's 1956 Tony Award as author, adapted by 'Christopher Fry (I)' (qv), of Best Play nominee "Tiger at the Gates."

-   (1977) His play, "The Madwoman of Chaillot," was awarded a 1976 Joseph Jefferson Citation for Play Production at the Old Town Plays Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Belinda Bremmer-Carr, Michael Merritt, and directed by Patrick O'Gara.


-   (1988) His play, "The Madwoman of Chaillot," was performed at the Lilian Baylis Theatre in England with Eleanor Bron, Seli Cadell, Philip Franks, Ian Redford, Celia Imrie, directed by Nick Hamm.

-   (1977) His play, "The Madwoman of Chaillot," was performed at the Old Town Plays Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Belinda Bremmer-Carr, Michael Merritt, directed by Patrick O'Gara.

-   (1951) His play, "The Madwoman of Chaillot," was performed at the St. James's Theatre in London, England with Martita Hunt, Marius Goring, Richard Johnson, Angela Baddeley, and Veronica Turleigh in the cast. Robert Speaight was director.

-   (1966) His play, "Amphitryon 38," was performed at the Oxford Playhouse in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England with Simon Ward, Barbara Jefford, John Turner, Philip Voss, Pamela Lane, and Leon Eagles in the cast.

-   (January 12,1961) His play, "Ondine," was performed in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in the Royal Shakespeare/Stratford-On-Avon Company production with Richard Johnson, Derek Godfrey, Leslie Caron, Diana Rigg, and Eric Porter in the cast. Peter Hall was director.

-   The Enchanted (1950). Comedy. Written by 'Jean Giraudoux' (qv). Book adapted by 'Maurice Valency' (qv). Incidental music by Francis Poulenc. Musical supervision by Albert Hague. Choreographed by Jean Erdman. Production Design by 'Robert Edmond Jones' (qv). Directed by 'George S. Kaufman' (qv). Lyceum Theatre: 18 Jan 1950- 25 Feb 1950 (45 performances). Cast: 'Wesley Addy' (qv) (as "The Supervisor"), John Baragrey (as "The Ghost"), Henrietta Catal (as "Marie-Louise"), Leah Chernin (as "Viola"), 'Russell Collins (III)' (qv) (as "The Doctor"), Carolyn Grier (as "Gilberte"), Charles Halton (as "The Mayor"), Malcolm Keen (as "The Inspector"), Judith Licata (as "Daisy"), Leueen MacGrath (as "Isabel"), Joe E. Marks (as "First Executioner"), 'Una O'Connor (I)' (qv) (as "Leonide Mangebois"), 'John O'Hare (I)' (qv) (as "Monsieur Adrian") [Broadway debut], James O'Neill (as "Second Executioner"), Betty Richardson (as "Irene"). Produced by David Lowe and Richard Davidson.

-   (1955) His play, "Tiger At the Gates," was performed at the Apollo Theatre in London, England with Michael Redgrave, Barbara Jefford, Nicholas Hannen, and Robert Shaw in the cast.

-   (1955) His play, "Tiger At the Gates," was performed at the Opera House in Manchester, England with Michael Redgrave, Barbara Jefford, Nicholas Hannen, Robert Shaw, John Laurie, Catherine Lacey, and Diane Cilento in the cast. Harold Clurman was director.

-   (1971) His play, "Amphitryon 38," was performed in a National Theatre production at the New Theatre in London, England with Christopher Plummer, Geraldine McEwan, Constance Cummings, Richard Kay, and Jeanne Watts in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director.

-   (1955). [Posthumous] Stage Play: Tiger at the Gates. Drama. Written by 'Jean Giraudoux' (qv). Translated by Christopher Fry. Incidental music by Lennox Berkeley. Directed by 'Harold Clurman' (qv). Plymouth Theatre (moved to The Helen Hayes Theatre from 21 Nov 1955- close): 3 Oct 1955- 7 Apr 1956 (217 performances). Cast: 'Michael Redgrave' (qv) (as "Hector"), 'Jack Bittner' (qv) (as "Olpides, Sailor on Paris' Ship/Second Old Man"), Judith Braun (as "Laundress"), Jacqueline Brookes (as "Lady in Waiting"), Howard Caine (as "First Old Man/Abneos, A Senator"), 'Morris Carnovsky' (qv) (as "Priam, King of Troy, Father to Hector"), Ellen Christopher (as "Polyxene, Young sister to Hector"), Leo Ciceri (as "Paris, Brother to Hector"), 'Diane Cilento' (qv) (as "Helen"), Louis Criss (as "Sailor"), Walter Fitzgerald (as "Ulysses"), Wyndham Goldie (as "Busiris, A Lawyer"), Ernest Graves (as "Messenger"), Barbara Jefford (as "Andromache, Wife to Hector"), Peter Kerr (as "Troilus, Young brother to Hector"), Catherine Lacey (as "Hecuba, Mother to Hector"), John Laurie (as "Demekos, A Poet, Leader of the Senate"), 'Leueen MacGrath' (qv) (as "Cassandra, Sister to Hector"), Tom McDermott (as "Senator"), Felix Munso (as "Ajax, A Greek Captain"), 'Nehemiah Persoff' (qv) (as "A Topman, Officer on Paris' Ship"), 'Milton Selzer' (qv) (as "Mathematician"). Replacement cast during Helen Hayes Theatre run: 'Jack Bittner' (qv) (as "A Topman, Officer on Paris' Ship"), Louis Criss (as "Messenger"), 'Ernest Graves' (qv) (as "Ajax, A Greek Captain"), Michael Hogan (as "Priam, King of Troy, Father to Hector"), Jeanne Jerrems (as "Laundress"), John McLiam (as "Olpides/Sailor on Paris' Ship"). Produced by The Playwrights' Company. Produced in association with Henry M. Margolis.

-   (1988) His play, "The Madwoman of Chaillot," was performed at the Dame Lilian Baylis Theatre in London, England with Eleanor Bron, Selina Cadell, Philip Franks, Ian Redford, and Celia Imrie in the cast. Nich Hamm was director.


-   Robert C. Cohen. "Giraudoux: Three Faces of Destiny". Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1969.

-   Donald P. Inskip. "Jean Giraudoux: The Making of a Dramatist". New York: Oxfour University Press, 1958.

-   Laurent Le Sage. "Jean Giraudoux: His Life and Works". University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1959.

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  1. Film socialisme (2010) (additional material) (as J. Giraudoux)
  2. Die Irre von Chaillot (1994) (play)
  3. Edwige Feuillère en scène (1993) (TV) (text)
  4. Emmenez-moi au théâtre: Amphitryon 38 (1984) (TV) (play)
  5. Électre (1982) (TV) (play)
  6. Siegfried (1982) (TV) (play)
  7. Électre (1981) (TV) (play)
  8. La folle de Chaillot (1980) (TV) (play)
  9. "Estudio 1" (1964) {Judith} (play)
  10. La folle de Chaillot (1976) (TV) (play)
  11. Ondine (1975) (TV) (play)
  12. "Estudio 1" (1964) {Sigfrido}
  13. Apollon fra Bellac (1973) (TV) (play "L'Apollon de Bellac")
  14. Électre (1972) (TV)
  15. "Estudio 1" (1964) {La loca de Chaillot} (play)
  16. "Estudio 1" (1964) {No habrá Guerra de Troya} (play)
  17. "Hora once" (1968) {El Apolo de Bellac}
  18. The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969) (play)
  19. "Estudio 1" (1964) {Ondina}
  20. "Teatro de siempre" (1966) {La loca de Chaillot} (play)
  21. La guerre de Troie n'aura pas lieu (1967) (TV) (play)
  22. Apolon od Belaka (1966) (TV)
  23. Bellacin Apollo (1966) (TV) (play) <2,1,1>
  24. Bethanien (1966) (TV) (earlier screenplay)
  25. Um Lucretia (1966) (TV) (play "Pour Lucrèce") <1,1,1>
  26. Undine (1965) (TV) (play)
  27. Intermezzo (1965) (TV) (play) <1,1,1>
  28. Judith (1965) (TV) (play) <1,1,1>
  29. L'Apollon de Bellac (1965) (TV) (play)
  30. Elektra (1964) (TV) (play) <2,1,1>
  31. "Primera fila" (1962) {Siegfrief}
  32. Der Apoll von Bellac (1964) (TV) (play "L'Apollon de Marsac") <1,1,1>
  33. Der trojanische Krieg findet nicht statt (1964) (TV) (play "La guerre de Troja n'aura pas lieu") <1,1,1>
  34. Amphitryon 38 (1963) (TV) (play) <1,1,1>
  35. Siegfried (1963) (TV) (play)
  36. Trojanskog rata nece biti (1962) (TV)
  37. "ITV Play of the Week" (1955) {Tiger at the Gates (#6.8)} (play)
  38. Apollon fra Bellac (1960) (TV) (play "L'Apollon de Bellac")
  39. "Play of the Week" (1959) {The Enchanted (#1.27)} (story)
  40. "Play of the Week" (1959) {Tiger at the Gates (#1.18)} (writer)
  41. Die Irre von Chaillot (1960) (TV) (play) <2,1,1>
  42. Apollo von Bellac (1959) (TV) (play "Apollon de Marsac") <1,1,1>
  43. "Schlitz Playhouse of Stars" (1951) {The Enchanted (#6.18)} (play)
  44. Der trojanische Krieg findet nicht statt (1957) (TV) (play "La guerre de Troja n'aura pas lieu") <2,1,1>
  45. "Appointment with Drama" (1955) {The Apollo of Bellac (#1.5)} (play "L'Apollon de Bellac")
  46. Apoll von Bellac (1955) (TV) (play "Apollon de Marsac") <1,1,1>
  47. Undine (1955) (TV) (play) <2,1,1>
  48. "Omnibus" (1952) {The Apollo of Bellac (#2.23)} (play)
  49. Das zweite Leben (1954) (play "Siegfried") <1,1,1>
  50. Les anges du péché (1943) (scenario and dialogue)
  51. La duchesse de Langeais (1942) (adaptation)
  52. La duchesse de Langeais (1942) (dialogue)