These Childish Things
Cousse, Raymond (French playwright, 1942-1991), “These Childish Things,”
a __-minute drama in English in prologue, ten scenes, and epilogue, translated by Brian Singleton from the French original, set in English countryside, World War II,
© 1989 by Brian Singleton;
• in New French Plays, edited by David Bradby and Claude Schumacher, with an introduction by David Bradby, Methuen’s New Theatrescripts (London: Methuen Drama, 1989), ISBN 0413194000, 118 pp., containing Michel Vinaver’s “Portrait of a Woman,” Bernard-Marie Koltés’ “Struggle of the Dogs and the Black,” Raymond Cousse’ “These Childish Things,” Richard Demarcy’s “Stranger in the House”;
• script/rights available from Brian Singleton, Ph.D, FTCD Associate Professor of Drama Studies, Head of Department of Drama, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone +353 1 608 1239, fax +353 1 679 3488.
• Cited in Play Index, 1988-1992: An Index to 4,397 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (____-____) (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1993), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 542 pp.
_____ (m), boy, French.
A French boy tries to cope with death of best friend.—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 87.
“NYC actress Jen Taher portrays a young boy growing up in the English countryside during Wartime, who takes us on his journeys of school, the misadventures of the characters in his small village, unavoidable life lessons, and the surprising death of his best friend.”—http://www.roundlakeauditorium.org/2006/RLA%202006%20season%20FINAL2.pdf, accessed January 11, 2007.
accessed January 11, 2007
• “A funny yet poignant look at childhood and the strength and endurance of spirit. Hailed by Beckett, playwright Cousee has been deemed an ‘author of unquestionable talent.’ For Mature Audiences.”—http://www.roundlakeauditorium.org.
• “Also produced at Kid’s stuff. Premiered at Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, UK, 1989.
• “Brian Singleton is Senior Lecturer in the School of Drama, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. His French to English play translations include These Childish Things by Raymond Cousse and Fantasio by Alfred de Musset. He is the author of Antonin Artaud: Le Théâtre et son double, Critical Guides to French Texts 118 (London: Grant & Cutler, 1998) and joint editor/translator of the revised edition of Artaud on Theatre (Methuen Drama, forthcoming). He is director of The Theatreworks Company in Dublin.”—Directory of Translators, http://www.hull.ac.uk/cpt/, accessed November 20, 2002.
• Research could include “Enfantillages et Stratégie pour deux jambons, L'Avant-Scène Théâtre n°761, 1er janvier 1985. Epuisé.”—Raymond Cousse . . . , http://www.chez.com/raymondcousse/, accessed January 11, 2007.
• Photograph from http://www.chez.com, accessed January 11, 2007.
• “Brian Singleton, Ph.D, FTCD Associate Professor of Drama Studies, Head of Department of Drama email@example.com Teaching: Inter-culturalism, Performance Theory, French & Irish Theatre Publications: Artaud: Le Théâtre et son double (Critical Guides to French Texts No. 118), London: Grant & Cutler, 1998 Artaud on Theatre (Revised Edition), London: Methuen, 2001 Oscar Asche, Orientalism, and British Musical Comedy, Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004 Series Editor (with Janelle Reinelt): Studies in International Performance (Palgrave) Professional Affiliation: Fellow of Trinity College Dublin, Vice President, International Federation for Theatre Research.—Staff:::School of Drama:::Trinity College Dublin, http://www.tcd.ie/Drama/staff.php#Singleton, accessed January 11, 2007.
childhood, coping, death, English countryside, friendship, translation of French into English, village life, World War II.