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La Nuit Des Figurines & French as a Second Language (1983)

En Français



Genre: French

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-07-10

Duration: 00:26:33

Subjects: French language | Cajun French dialect | Theater | Education | Taylor, Cecil G. | Treen, David C., 1928-2009


  • Le Theatre Acadiens de Lac Charles Performer
  • Treen, Dave Speaker
  • Taylor, Cecil Speaker


This episode of the series “En Francais” from July 10, 1983, features a performance of the Cajun French play “La Nuit des Figurines” by Le Theatre Acadiens de Lac Charles, or the Acadian Club of Lake Charles. The story centers on a French teacher and his nightmares about his teaching techniques. This episode also includes highlights of a press conference given by Governor Dave Treen and Dr. Cecil Taylor, the chairman of the Governor’s Commission on French as a Second Language, discussing the commission’s report. This episode was preserved through a 2018 CLIR Recordings at Risk Grant.