Anouilh


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French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)

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Anouilh's version of "Antigone" was first performed in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944.
At this point it is worth bringing in another very famous version of the Sophoclean tragedy, written by Jean Anouilh, where Antigone seems to be also voicing Lacan's thoughts and wholeheartedly rejects Creon's stance and describes it as mundane and commonplace: "I spit on your happiness!
French playwright Jean Anouilh, who became one of the most controversial and versatile dramatists in Europe by portraying the human condition with scorn and compassion, died in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The major nineteenth and twentieth century European writers were also present: Henrik Ibsen, Anton Chekhov, Ivan Turgenev, Nikolai Gogol, Edmond Rostand, Luigi Pirandello, as well as the contemporary or recent writers who had begun to cross the Channel in the 1930s and immediately after the war--Fritz Hochwalder, Jean-Jacques Bernard, Jean Giraudoux, Jean Anouilh and Jean Cocteau, and playwrights of an older generation, like Arthur Schnitzler and Karel and Josef Capek.
With the Nazi censors keenly watching and the French Resistance forces not far behind, Anouilh colours his narrative so that in later years arguments would revolve around whether the play was, as it strongly suggested, a parable urging on the latter or whether it was a subtle endorsement of the pragmatism of the Vichy regime's collaboration with its occupiers.
Anouilh redefined 'tragedy' by choosing to do away with the figure of a conventional tragic hero.
This was the case with Lorca's Blood Wedding and Anouilh's Antigone, as well as with a long list of other plays that were enjoying success on the stages of Europe and Broadway.
I enjoyed Anouilh's version; I read it in one sitting and shed tears at the end.
The play is a modern adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy, written by French dramatist Jean Anouilh, a two-time Tony Award winner.
Not long ago, my cousin Eliska Kohoutova and I were composing music to Jean Anouilh's play Medea for the d21 theatre and I really enjoyed it; it was wonderful to let ourselves be led by the text and try to flesh out by musical means a certain feeling that a scene should evoke.
Chalandon's "Le Quatrieme Mur" tells the story of George, whose dream is to go to Lebanon in order to direct and stage Jean Anouilh's play "Antigone." This highly personal work reflects not only the writer's personal theatrical fantasies but also draws upon his personal experience as a reporter for the Liberation newspaper, and the difficulties he encountered while on the job.
Harris racked up six Tonys (including a special lifetime achievement Tony in 2002) in creating a series of indelible Broadway performances as Sally Bowles in John Van Druten's "I Am a Camera" an adaptation of Christopher Isherwood's "Berlin Stories"; Joan of Arc in Lillian Hellman's translation of Jean Anouilh's "The Lark"; a gay divorcee in "Forty Carats"; Mary Todd Lincoln in "The Last of Mrs.