Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 685
Piece Title
Magnanimous Cuckold
Plot Summary
Tragic farce about a poet fanatically in love and jealousy. Acknowledged a masterpiece in Europe, this farce takes jealousy to a level not attained by any other modern writer. A hot-blooded poet in Breugelesque Flanders becomes jealous of his young wife and orders her to fornicate with every man in the village so that his suspicions can be confirmed. The men riotously go into serial rut, their wives go on a rampage, the wife blossoms under all the attention -- and the poet becomes bilious, bald, and insane.
Notes
"Magnanimous Cuckold" is the title of Aksionov's Russian translation, staged by Meyerhold.
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 842
Date piece created
1921
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 325
Alternate Title(s)
Magnificent Cuckold, The
Piece > Piece Alternate Name
*/d_piece/r_piece_altname 472
Alternate Title(s)
Cocu Magnifique, Le
Piece > Function
*/d_piece/r_piece_creator:functionid 143
Function
Playwright
Piece > Language
*/d_piece/r_piece_language 3
Language
French
Piece > Structure of Piece
*/d_piece/r_piece_structure_division 84