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The Heroine as Social Redeemer in the Plays of Jean Giraudoux

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Victoria Korzeniowska

Contents: Role of the heroines in Giraudoux's plays – Gender in Giraudoux's theatre – Woman as saviour of society in inter-war years' France – Woman's role in inter-war years' French society – Reassessment of Giraudoux's theatre in the light of recent work on gender in the inter-war period – Contribution of Giraudoux's theatre to the inter-war debate in France on the woman question.