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Jean Cocteau Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) was a French poet, dramatist, and film director.

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A leading figure in European modernism, he worked with Picasso, Diaghilev, and Stravinsky.

He produced many volumes of poetry, ballets such as Le Boeafsur le toit (Tke Nothing Doing Bar) in 1920, plays, for example, Orphe'ei (Orpheus) in 1926, and a mature novel of bourgeois French life, Les Enfants terribles (Children of the Game) in 1929, which he made into a film 1950.

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Jean Cocteau was a French poet, dramatist, playwright and filmmaker.

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Date Added: 08 December '11

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