Who is Jean Cocteau?

  • (noun): French writer and film maker who worked in many artistic media (1889-1963).
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Jean Cocteau

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (; 5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Cocteau is best known for his novel Les Enfants terribles (1929), and the films Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents terribles (1948), Beauty and the Beast (1946) and Orpheus (1949). His circle of associates, friends and lovers included Kenneth Anger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Hugo, Jean Marais, Henri Bernstein, Yul Brynner, Marlene Dietrich, Coco Chanel, Erik Satie, María Félix, Édith Piaf and Raymond Radiguet.

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Jean Cocteau - Bibliography
... Cocteau, Jean, Le Coq et l'Arlequin notes autour de la musique – avec un portrait de l'auteur et deux monogrammes par P ... Picasso, Paris, Éditions de la Sirène, 1918 Cocteau, Jean, Le Grand Écart, 1923, his first novel Cocteau, Jean, Le Numéro Barbette, an influential essay on the nature of art inspired by the performer Barbette ... Great Britain, 1947 Cocteau, Jean, The Eagle Has Two Heads, adapted by Ronald Duncan, Vision Press Ltd ...
Anna Prucnal - Theatre
... Lassalle 1978 Remagen, Anna Seghers, by Jacques Lassalle 1978 Kabaret, Jean Mailland 1984 The Beautiful Helene, Jacques Offenbach 1984 The human Voice, Jean Cocteau and Francis Poulenc 1986 Ghetto, Josual Sobol ...
Lucien Clergue
... His photographs of Jean Cocteau are on permanent display at the Jean Cocteau Museum in Menton, France ... In the US, the exhibition of photographs of Jean Cocteau was premiered by Westwood Gallery, New York City ...
Ballets By Erik Satie - Career - Height of Success and Influence
... artists such as Roland-Manuel, and later Georges Auric, and Jean Cocteau, started to receive more of his attention than the "Jeunes" ... With Jean Cocteau, whom he had first met in 1915, Satie started work on incidental music for a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (resulting in the Cinq grimaces) ... From 1916, he and Cocteau worked on the ballet Parade, which was premiered in 1917 by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, with sets and costumes by Pablo Picasso, and ...

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