Simone de Beauvoir, Les Bouches inutiles [Who Shall Die?]

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Les Bouches inutiles [literally: The Useless Mouths, but the title was translated as Who Shall Die?] is a play written by Simone de Beauvoir in 1943. It is composed of two acts and eight tableaux and was performed for the first time in November 1945, in a staging by Michel Vitold at the Théâtre des Carrefours, before being published by Gallimard in December of the same year. The director was also an actor; he had performed in several plays written by Jean-Paul Sartre, notably, Huis clos. The theater in which the play was created still exists, under the name of “théâtre des Bouffes-du-Nord”.

Les Bouches inutiles

[literally:

The Useless Mouths

,

but the title was translated as

Who Shall Die?

] is a play written by Simone de Beauvoir in 1943. It is composed of two acts and…

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Citation: Malinge, Yoann. "Les Bouches inutiles". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 October 2023 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=14977, accessed 18 July 2024.]

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