Jean Anouilh

Jean Anouilh

Born: June 23, 1910

Died: October 3, 1987

Nationality: French

Occupation: Playwright, dramatist, screenwriter

Biography: Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdist farce, Anouilh is best known for his 1943 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles' classical drama, that was seen as an attack on Marshal Pétain's Vichy government.

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Source/Notes: Plays: Thieves' carnival. Medea. Cécile, or The school for fathers. Traveler without luggage. The orchestra. Episode in the life of an author. Catch as catch can (1967 edition)

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Source/Notes: ... Plays: Antigone. Eurydice (Legend of lovers). The ermine. The rehearsal. Romeo and Jeannette (1958 edition)