Les Mains Sales
Les Mains Sales (Dirty Hands) is a play by Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980) . It was first performed on 2 April 1948 at the Theatre Antoine in Paris, directed by Pierre Valde and starring François Périer, Marie Olivier and André Luguet.
A political drama set in the fictional country of Illyria between 1943 and 1945, the story is about the assassination of a leading politician.
Translations and adaptations
Translated into English, entitled Dirty Hands.
The original text
Published in Paris by Gallimard, 1948.
Performance history in South Africa
Inskip, 1972. p.138.
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