on 20 November 2009
Though an old play it is still famous and well-loved in France,and rightly so. It's an age-old story about a
fastidious dad and his sensation-seeking son;, old values versus the new: responsibility set against self-fulfilment
and the old chestnut: the young girl left in the lurch. In this instance she makes good. The play is one of a trilogy that really need to be read together: l was left feeling cheered,as the language is so human, humane and
the development of the theme is so sure and pure.