The Typewriter

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The Typewriter is a play in three acts by French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) [1].

The original text

Originallly written in French, entitled La machine à écrire, 1941.

Translations and adaptations

The English translation was published by D. Dobson, 1947.

Performance history in South Africa

1957: Presented by the University of Cape Town's University Dramatic Society at the Little Theatre in August, directed by Dorothy Fairlie.


World Drama by Allardyce Nicoll. Harrap, 1949. p.775.

Inskip, 1972. P.143.

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