The Client Dies Thrice
Jean Tardieu

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ISBN 1900 355 21 3

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Jean Tardieu

Jean Tardieu wrote for French radio, television as well as publishing volumes of prose, theatre, poetry and texts on music and the visual arts. His name is linked with Beckett, Ionesco and the Theatre of the Absurd. In 1944, he was appointed Head of the Drama Department of French Radio and in 1946, was asked to set up a ‘Club d’Essai’ for French radio and television, the function of which was to engage in experimental radio productions. In 1968, with the composer Marius Constant, he set up a new radio station which was to become France Musique. Dramatic recognition began with Qui est la? directed by Rene Guiette and Un Mot Pour Un Autre performed by Agnes Capri with Michel de Re which was to have lasting success.

Newly translated by Britain's foremost Baudelairean scholar, these three plays - The Keyhole, The Ticket Office and The Contraption - are classics in modern French theatre.

"Brilliant, topical and hilariously funny!"

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