Jean-Paul Sartre, Séquestrés d'Altona, Les [Condemned of Altona, The]

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This is the tenth and last of Sartre’s original plays – succeeded in 1965 only by his adaptation of Euripides’ Trojan Women – and also one of the longest, most complex and multi-layered. First performed in Paris in September 1959, the text appeared in successive issues of Sartre’s critical review, Les Temps modernes, in October and November, before being published by Gallimard in 1960. It is a measure of Sartre’s contemporary reputation that it was adapted for the cinema, as I Sequestrati di Altona, only two years later by the leading Italian director, Vittorio de Sica, with a stellar multinational cast: Maximilian Schell (Frantz), Sophia Loren (Johanna), Fredric March (the Father), Françoise Prévost (L…

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Citation: O'Donohoe, Benedict Paul. "Séquestrés d'Altona, Les". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 June 2015 [, accessed 27 September 2023.]

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