Translating French Drama

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This site is meant for translating theatre plays from French to English. It can be used as a course requirement in drama schools or while learning the French language.

Playwrights of any century may be used, provided the work is not copyrighted in French. Some of their plays have never been translated.

16th century[edit]

Robert Garnier

Etienne Jodelle

17th century[edit]

Pierre Corneille

Tristan L'Hermite


Antoine de Montchrestien

Jean Racine

Jean Rotrou

Pierre du Ruyer

18th century[edit]

Pierre Beaumarchais

Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon

Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon

Pierre de Marivaux


19th century[edit]

Honoré de Balzac

Georges Courteline

François Curel

Georges Feydeau

Victor Hugo

Alfred Jarry

Eugène Labiche

Alfred de Musset

20th century[edit]

Henri Berstein

Edouard Bourdet

Eugène Brieux

Paul Claudel

Jean Cocteau

Sacha Guitry

21st century[edit]