The Enchanted (play)

The Enchanted is a 1950 English adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play Intermezzo written in 1933 by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux.

The Enchanted
Written byJean Giraudoux
CharactersThe Mayor, Isobel,
The Doctor,
The Ghost,
The Inspector,
The Supervisor,
Armande Mangebois,
Leonide Mangebois,
Gilberte, Daisy, Lucy,
Viola, Denise, Irene,
Date premiered27 February 1933
Place premieredComedie des Champs-Elysees in Paris
Original languageFrench
SubjectA provincial town is haunted by a ghost
SettingA clearing in the woods, Limousin in France

Original productionsEdit

Intermezzo was translated into English as The Enchanted by Maurice Valency, in Jean Giraudoux, Four Plays, vol. 1 (1958), and by Roger Gellert, in Jean Giraudoux, Plays, vol. 2 (1967).[1]

Intermezzo was first performed on 27 February 1933[2] in Paris at the Comedie des Champs-Elysees in a production by Louis Jouvet.[3]

Maurice Valency's adaptation The Enchanted opened at New York's Lyceum Theatre on 18 January 1950 in a production staged by George S. Kaufman, starring Leueen MacGrath, Malcolm Keen, and John Baragrey.[4]


  1. ^ Cohen, Robert (1968), Jean Giraudoux; Three Faces of Destiny, p. 158, University of Chicago Press, Chicago. ISBN 0-226-11248-9
  2. ^ Grossvogel, David I. (1958), 20th Century French Drama, p. 341, Columbia University Press, New York.
  3. ^ Inskip, Donald, (1958), Jean Giraudoux, The Making of a Dramatist, p. 182, Oxford University Press, New York.
  4. ^ IBD Internet Broadway Database, Retrieved 24 September 2010.

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