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Tardieu wrote for French radio, television as
well as publishing volumes of prose, theatre,
poetry and texts on music and the visual arts.
His name is linked with Beckett, Ionesco and the
Theatre of the Absurd. In 1944, he was appointed
Head of the Drama Department of French Radio and
in 1946, was asked to set up a ‘Club d’Essai’
for French radio and television, the function
of which was to engage in experimental radio productions.
In 1968, with the composer Marius Constant, he
set up a new radio station which was to become
France Musique. Dramatic recognition began with
Qui est la? directed by Rene Guiette and Un Mot
Pour Un Autre performed by Agnes Capri with Michel
de Re which was to have lasting success.
translated by Britain's foremost Baudelairean
scholar, these three plays - The Keyhole, The
Ticket Office and The Contraption - are classics
in modern French theatre.
topical and hilariously funny!"