"Pascite, ut ante, boves, pueri. Submittite tauros". Virgil

A highly skilled Latinist and English specialist, Marcel Pagnol admired Shakespeare intensely and recognized in Virgil the Mediterranean inspiration that can be found everywhere in his own work.

Hamlet, by William Shakespeare, with a preface. Nagel, 1947.

Les Bucoliques ("Book of Bucolics"), by Virgil, verse translation, with preface and notes. Grasset, 1958.

Le songe d'une nuit d'été ("A Midsummer Night's Dream"), by William Shakespeare with a preface. Club de l'Honnête Homme, 1971.