Peter Meyer

1916-2007

Peter Meyer was a distinguished translator of French Drama. His acclaimed translations include plays by Georges Feydeau (BETTER LATE, ONE MONTH EARLY, TAKE YOUR MEDICINE LIKE A MAN, DON'T WALK ABOUT WITH NOTHING ON, FITTING FOR LADIES, A CLOSE SHAVE, SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE); Alfred de Musset (MARIANNE, FANTASIO, DON'T TRIFLE WITH LOVE, THE CANDLESTICK, A DIVERSION, A DOOR MUST BE OPEN OR SHOT, YOU CAN'T THINK OF EVERYTHING); Arthur Adamov (PROFESSOR TARANNE, DEAD SOULS, SPRING '71); Michel Vinaver (DISSIDENT, GOES WITHOUT SAYING; NINA, THAT'S SOMETHING ELSE; A SMILE ON THE END OF THE LINE) and Jean Anouilh (EURYDICE).

 

He translated 13 monologues by Cocteau and Feydeau, 11 of which were commissioned by the BBC and performed on radio by leading actors including Eileen Atkins, Jill Bennett, Richard Briers, Judi Dench, Alec McCowen and Timothy West.

 

Peter died on 19 July 2007.

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