The Ruse of Medusa - Erik Satie
Le Piège de Méduse / The Ruse of Medusa
lyric comedy in one act
for four actors, dancer and piano
Baron Medusa, A very wealthy landowner
Astolfo, Fiancé to Frisette
Frisette, The Baron's daughter
Jonah, a dancing mechanical monkey
Language: French and English (translated by James Joslin)
Duration c. 25 minutes
The title has also been translated elsewhere as The Trap of Medusa or Medusa's Snare. The play includes seven musical interludes, which can be performed separately as Sept Toutes Petites Danses (Seven Tiny Little Dances).
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