Edith Piaf

Standard Name: Piaf, Edith


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Performance of text Pam Gems
PG 's play Piaf, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company , opened at The Other Place in Stratford.
Gems, Pam. Three Plays. Penguin.
Wandor, Michelene, editor. Plays by Women: Volume Three. Methuen.
Demastes, William W., editor. British Playwrights, 1956-1995. Greenwood Press.
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Pam Gems
It is one of several plays in which PGcuts her heroines free of the romantic context in which they have been enclosed and returns them to the rough realities of common life.
Worth, Katharine. “Images of Women in Modern English Theater”. Feminine Focus: The New Women Playwrights, edited by Enoch Brater, Oxford University Press, pp. 3-24.


By July 1955: Françoise Sagan, aged eighteen, repeated...

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By July 1955

Françoise Sagan , aged eighteen, repeated in England the previous year's sensational success in France of her novelBonjour Tristesse: the English version was by Irene Ash .

11 October 1963: French singer Edith Piaf died, physically...

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11 October 1963

French singer Edith Piaf died, physically burned out at the age of forty-seven. Her friend the writer and artist Jean Cocteau died later the same day, after beginning to write an obituary for her.


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