Armand Salacrou

Armand Salacrou


in Rouen


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Armand Camille Salacrou was a French dramatist. He was born in Rouen, but spent most of his childhood at Le Havre, and moved to Paris in 1917. His first works show the influence of the Surrealists. He was the owner of a profitable advertising firm, but sold it in order to devote his time to writing plays. Encouraged by Charles Dullin, he wrote in a wide range of styles and enjoyed great success from the mid-1930s. His later work is usually grouped with that of the Existentialists. He was a member of the Académie Goncourt, and a library in his home town is named after him.