A woman’s last telephone call with her lover was set to music in 1959 by Francis Poulenc in his lyrical tragedy La voix humaine after the play by Jean Cocteau. The woman tries to establish a final contact through the telephone
to retain a memory of the man she loves. But the conversation remains a monologue and every telephone call has to end sometime. The play focuses on the way an individual deals with communication transmitted through technology. While technology progresses at a frantic pace the inability of people to communicate stays the same.