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L'Alouette ("the lark") is a French one act play by Jean Anouilh (1910–1987)[1].

The original text

A play about Joan of Arc, it was written in 1952 and first performed at the Théâtre Montparnasse-Gaston Baty, 14 October 1952. It would be grouped as one of his Pièces Costumées, which also included Becket ou l'Honneur de Dieu (1959) and La Foire d'empoigne (1962).

Translations and adaptations

Translated into English as The Lark by Christopher Fry (1907–2005)[2] in 1955. Adapted by Lillian Hellman (1905–1984)[3] for the Broadway production in the same year.

Performance history in South Africa

1961: Performed in English as The Lark by the Port Elizabeth Shakespearean Festival, along with Tea and Sympathy.





The Port Elizabeth Shakespearean Festival, An appreciation and a tribute. By John Hamber - undated but believed to be 1982.


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