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Paul Claudel (1868–1955)

French writer Paul Claudel was born in the small French village of Villeneuve-sur-Fere-en-Tardenois in 1868. His father was a banker, Young Paul attended a variety of private tutors and and later attended provincial schools. When he was 13 his family moved to Paris, where his sister--who had previously moved there--was studying sculpture under ... See full bio »


(age 86) in Paris, France

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 2013 Camille Claudel 1915 (letters)
 2012 Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2011 Partage de midi (TV Movie) (by)
 2007 Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher (TV Movie) (text)
 2006 Tête d'or (play)
 1993 Edwige Feuillère en scène (TV Movie) (text)
 1993 Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1991 L'annonce faite à Marie (play)
 1985 Le soulier de satin (text by)
 1982 Le pain dur (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 Le soulier de satin (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 Conversations dans le Loir-et-Cher (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Partage de midi (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Christophe Colomb (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Protée (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 De boodschap aan Maria (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Der Tausch (TV Movie) (play "L'Échange")
 1966 Poëzie in 625 lijnen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 8 April 1966 (1966) ... (writer)
 1966 Jeanne au bûcher (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1966 Das harte Brot (TV Movie)
 1965 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- La anunciación de María (1965) ... (play)
 1965 Der seidene Schuh (TV Mini-Series) (play - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1965) ... (play)
- Episode #1.3 (1965) ... (play)
- Episode #1.2 (1965) ... (play)
- Episode #1.1 (1965) ... (play)
 1964 Der Bürge (TV Movie) (novel)
 1962-1964 Directions (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Pilate's Point of View (1964) ... (writer)
- The Death of Judas (1962) ... (writer)
 1963 Verkündigung (TV Movie) (novel)
 1960 De boodschap aan Maria (TV Movie)
 1960 Jeanne D'Arc auf dem Scheiterhaufen (TV Movie) (libretto)
 1957 Look Up and Live (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Way of the Cross (1957) ... (play)
 1957 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Anúncio Feito à Maria (1957) ... (play)
 1954 Giovanna d'Arco al rogo (libretto)
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Stage: Wrote "The Tidings Brought to Mary". produced on Broadway. Translated by L.M. Sill. Directed by Theodor Komisarjevsky. Garrick Theatre: 25 Dec 1922-Jan 1923 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: John Aiken, Harry Ashford (as "The Mayor of Chevroche"), Beatrix Baird, Djuna Barnes, Ralph Brainard, Romney Brent (as "... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Articles | See more »

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French writer who often collaborated with Darius Milhaud, with whom he was attached to the French embassy in Rio de Janeiro from 1916-19. Claudel's interest in heroic figures led him to write works on Joan of Arc and Christopher Columbus, among others. From 1921-25 he was the French ambassador to Japan, where he encountered kabuki theater.

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