Handkerchief of Clouds

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Handkerchief of Clouds
Mouchoir de Nuages.jpg
Written by Tristan Tzara
Date premiered17 May 1924 (1924-05-17)
Place premiered Théâtre de la Cigale, Paris
Original language French
Genre Dada

Handkerchief of Clouds: A Tragedy in Fifteen Acts (French : Mouchoir de Nuages) is a French-language Dadaist play by Romanian-born author Tristan Tzara. [1] Tzara described it as an "ironic tragedy" or a "tragic farce", composed of 15 short acts, each with an accompanying commentary, with a strong influence from "the serialized novel and the cinema." [2] Its action, he continues, should be staged on a platform in the centre of a box-like room "from which the actors cannot leave" [2] It was first staged on 17 May 1924 at the Théâtre de la Cigale in Paris. [3] The play was Tzara's last Dada production. [4]


See also


  1. Robbins (1987) and Melzer (1976, 193-195).
  2. 1 2 Robbins (1987, 137) and Melzer (1976, 193).
  3. Robbins (1987, 137).
  4. Gordon (1987, 24).


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