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Jean-Marie Serreau

(1915—1973)

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Aimé Césaire

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1913–2008)

Poet, dramatist, and politician born on the French Caribbean island of Martinique. With Léon Damas (1912–78) and Léopold Sédar Senghor, whom he met in Paris in the...

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André Acquart

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(b. Vincennes, Paris, 12 Nov. 1922)

Designer. He began designing in Algiers, where he was educated, and in 1951 moved back to Paris, where he became a key figure in ...

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Benno Besson

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre.

(1922–2006)

Swiss actor and director. Besson moved to Paris in 1945 to work with Blin, and joined Brecht in Berlin in 1949. He directed a number of productions at the ...

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Bernard Dadié

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(b. Assinie, Ivory Coast, 1916)

Playwright. He began to write plays when he was at school, and continued later when he founded a cultural group and needed to provide them ...

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Geneviève Serreau

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(1915–81).

Co‐founder of the Théâtre de Babylone, where her play Les Peines de cœur d'une chatte anglaise (1977) achieved great popularity, and author of an Histoire du nouveau...

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Kateb Yacine

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(b. Constantine, Algeria, 26 August 1929; d. Grenoble, France, 28 Oct. 1989)

Novelist, poet and playwright. His highly poetic plays deal with the struggle of the Algerian people...

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