Vitrac, Roger

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Vitrac, Roger Gender: M
born on 17 November 1899 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Pinsac, France, 44n5119, 1e3053
Timezone LST m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 24°54' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 25°11 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 14°41'


French surrealist playwright and poet.

As a young man, he was influenced by symbolism and the writings of Lautréamont and Alfred Jarry, and he developed a passion for theatre and poetry. A year after his baccalauréat, he published a collection of poems, Le Faune noir.

During his three-year-long military service, he met Marcel Arland, François Baron, Georges Limbour and René Crevel, who together founded the literary revue, Aventure. Through the group, Vitrac met André Breton and Louis Aragon at Café Certa in 1921, where many Dada activities took place until it became one of the surrealist group's headquarters. In the early twenties, Vitrac joined the surrealist movement and contributed to the first few editions of La Révolution Surréaliste. Slowly segregated from the group along with Antonin Artaud, together they created the Théatre Alfred-Jarry in 1926, where they produced some of their most important plays.

From 1931, he worked as a journalist while further exploring burlesque style playwriting, which often operated between boulevard comedy and intimate tragedy.

He died 22 January 1952, aged 52.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 6


  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet