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The Infernal Machine (play)

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The Infernal Machine (play)

The Infernal Machine
Written by Jean Cocteau
Date premiered 1934 (1934)
Original language French
Subject Oedipus

The Infernal Machine is a play by the French dramatist Jean Cocteau, based on the ancient Greek myth of Oedipus.[1] It received its première in 1934 under the direction of Louis Jouvet.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bradby (1998, 225).


  • Bradby, David. 1998. "Cocteau, Jean." In The Cambridge Guide to Theatre. Ed. Martin Banham. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. 225. ISBN 0-521-43437-8.

Further reading

  • "The Infernal Machine", translated into English by Carl Wildman.

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