Les Parents Terribles

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Les Parents terribles is a 1938 play written by French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) [1].

The original text

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English under a variety of titles, e.g. Les Parents terribles by Caroline Francke (first produced 1940) and Intimate Relations by Charles Frank (first produced 1951). In 1994 the National Theatre in London produced the play, as Les Parents terribles, using a new translation by Jeremy Sams. The same production, under the new title Indiscretions, was presented in New York in 1995.

Les Parents terribles (1948) was Cocteau's own film adaption of his play and Intimate Relations (1953) was a British film version, directed by Charles Frank.

Intimate Relations is a play by Pieter-Paul Fourie, adapted from and based upon Cocteau's play.

Performance history in South Africa

1996: Produced at the Civic Theatre, Johannesburg in 1996 under the title Indiscretions, starring Fiona Ramsay and Vanessa Cooke as the sisters, with Leila Henriques, Mark Graham and John Whiteley. Costume design by Murray Weyer.


Wikipedia [2].

Weekly Mail, 26 September 1996.

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