Judith Beheading Holofernes
|Written by||Jean Giraudoux|
|Characters||Joseph, John, Prophet, Joachim, |
Paul, Judith, Susannah, Egon,
Sara, Holofernes, Guard
|Date premiered||4 November 1931|
|Place premiered||Théâtre Pigalle in Paris|
|Subject||Judith must seduce and kill invading general to save her city.|
Judith is a play written in 1931 by French dramatist Jean Giraudoux.
Judith was translated into English by John K. Savacool, in The Modern Theatre, ed. Eric Bentley, vol. 3 (1955), and by Christopher Fry, in The Drama of Jean Giraudoux, vol. 1 (1963).
Judith was first performed on 4 November 1931in Paris at the Théâtre Pigalle in a production by Louis Jouvet.
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