Les Mains Sales by Jean-Paul Sartre

Les Mains Sales

Jean-Paul Sartre

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Les Mains sales est une pièce de théâtre de Jean-Paul Sartre, en sept tableaux, écrite en 1948 et créée le 2 avril de la même année au théâtre Antoine à Paris, avec notamment André Luguet et François Périer.

Les Mains sales. (2021, March 21). In wikipedia. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Mains_sales

Dirty Hands (French: Les mains sales) is a play by Jean-Paul Sartre. It was first performed on 2 April 1948 at the Theatre Antoine in Paris, directed by Pierre Valde and starring François Périer, Marie Olivier and André Luguet. A political drama set in the fictional country of Illyria between 1943 and 1945, the story is about the assassination of a leading politician. The story is told mainly in the form of a flashback, with the killer describing how he carried out his mission. The killer's identity is established from the beginning, but the question is whether his motivations were political or personal. Thus, the play's main theme is not on who did it but on why it was done.

Dirty Hands. (2021, May 31). In Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirty_Hands

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This is a great political drama and is very gripping throughout. It's about the murder of a senior politician, but rather than wondering who did it, the play focuses on why. I enjoyed it a lot and it's a great book to start reading Sartre more!