Theater Abroad: Un Certain Succes

It is hard to imagine that a play called The Fainted Horse would have much of a box-office draw, but if the box office is in Paris and the playwright is Franchise Sagan, the title can be forgiven. The play, in fact, is Paris' biggest hit, and has precipitated a brand-new love affair between France and the eternally precocious Sagan.

Le Cheval Evanoui descends from a dynasty of successful novels and plays that was founded twelve years ago with Bonjour Tristesse, that sad, wispy novel about a girl's incestuously inspired destruction of her father's mistress. By now the author is...

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