Jean Cocteau, 1934

N.p. N.p., 1934. Vintage photograph of writer, director, and artist Jean Cocteau by Boris Lipnitzki, taken on the set of his 1934 play, "La machine infernal." With the stamp of photo agency Rogers-Viollet crediting Lipnitzki on the verso. 

The play, based on the Greek myth of Oedipus, premiered on April 10, 1934 at the Theatre Louis Jouvet in Paris, under the direction of the great stage actor Louis Jouvet, with costumes and scene design by Christian Berard. The New York Times noted that Cocteau took: “...characters familiar from Greek tragedy off their pedestals and wittily humanized them while remaining true to Sophocles’ plot.”

8 x 9 inches (20 x 23 cm). Near Fine.

[Book #139630]

Price: $650.00