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Jean Cocteau

(1889—1963) French dramatist, novelist, and film director


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(b Maisons‐Laffitte, 1889; d Milly‐la‐forêt, 1963).

Fr. poet, novelist, and playwright, often assoc. with mus. as librettist or propagandist. Wrote scenario for Satie's Parade (1917) and libs. for Honegger's Antigone, Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, Milhaud's Le Pauvre Matelot, and Poulenc's La Voix humaine, among others.

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