Setting Limits


“Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.”

Jean Cocteau

 
 

Gabrielle Dorziat and Jean Marais in Les parents terribles of Jean Cocteau. Production of Alice Cocea. Paris, Theatre of the Ambassadors, November 1938. Photo by Roger Lipnitzki. Getty Images

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