Say "Claudel" and you might think of Camille Claudel, Rodin's mistress and the subject of the 1988 movie Camille Claudel. But Paul Claudel (1868–1955), her younger brother, is considered one of the great playwright-poets of the last century. Critic George Steiner put the Frenchman, who was also a diplomat, on par with Brecht. Yet Claudel's plays are rarely professionally produced in this country—possibly due to some of his work's spectacular... More >>>