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Jean Anouilh (1910–1987)

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Jean Anouilh was born on June 23, 1910, in France. Anouilh studied law as a teenager and worked briefly in advertising. He soon became aware of his strong attraction to the theatre and became one of France's foremost playwrights and screenwriters. Anouilh's works are noted for their theatrical näytä lisää conventions. His plays, many of which are bleak dramas, feature characters facing highly moral dilemmas. He uses such conventions as flashbacks, role reversals, and play-within-a-play to achieve dramatic effects. Anouilh received a New York Drama Critics Circle Award for his play Waltz of the Toreadors and a Tony award for Thieves Carnival. Other well-known works include Antigone, Eurydice and the film Pattes Blanches. Anouilh suffered a heart attack and died in 1987. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: Jean Anouilh en 1968

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Tekijän teokset

Antigone (1944) — Tekijä — 1,401 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
Becket (1961) — Tekijä — 955 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
The Lark (1952) — Tekijä — 367 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Traveller Without Luggage / Thieves' Carnival (1958) — Tekijä — 206 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Methuen Student Editions : Anouilh : Antigone {Bray} (2000) — Tekijä — 168 kappaletta
Ring Round the Moon (1948) — Tekijä — 121 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Traveller Without Luggage (1973) 84 kappaletta
The Rehearsal (1950) 82 kappaletta
The Waltz of the Toreadors (1953) — Tekijä — 75 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Thieves' Carnival: A Play in Four Parts (1952) — Tekijä — 61 kappaletta
Three European Plays (1958) — Avustaja — 60 kappaletta
Mademoiselle Colombe (1954) 58 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Restless Heart / Ring Round the Moon (1961) — Tekijä — 55 kappaletta
Time Remembered (1942) 44 kappaletta
Les Poissons rouges (1971) 40 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Antigone (Excerpts) (1968) 39 kappaletta
Medea (1946) — Tekijä — 37 kappaletta
It's Later Than You Think (1956) 34 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Anna Karenina [1948 film] (1948) — Writer — 33 kappaletta
Plays — Tekijä — 33 kappaletta
Fables (1962) 30 kappaletta
The Cavern (1705) — Tekijä — 29 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Poor Bitos; or, The Masked Dinner (1956) — Tekijä — 27 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Dinner with the Family / Time Remembered (1962) — Tekijä — 27 kappaletta
Monsieur Vincent [1947 film] (1947) — Screenwriter — 24 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Dear Antoine; or, The Love That Failed (1971) — Tekijä — 23 kappaletta
Eurydice (1951) 22 kappaletta
The Fighting Cock (1959) — Tekijä — 19 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Ardele: a Play in Three Acts (1950) 19 kappaletta
Eurydice / Romeo and Jeannette (1980) 18 kappaletta
Antigone. Variazioni sul mito (2000) — Avustaja — 17 kappaletta
Dinner with the Family: A Play in Three Acts (1958) — Tekijä — 11 kappaletta
Restless Heart (1934) — Tekijä — 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Le scénario (1984) 9 kappaletta
Antigone / Jezabel (2004) 9 kappaletta
Antigone / Eurydice (1951) 9 kappaletta
Ne réveillez pas madame ... (1970) 8 kappaletta
Oedipe ou Le Roi boiteux (1986) 8 kappaletta
The Arrest (1986) 8 kappaletta
La Culotte (1985) 7 kappaletta
Cécile ou L'école des pères (1954) 7 kappaletta
Pieces Costumees (1953) 6 kappaletta
Ardele / The Waltz of the Toreadors (1948) — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Romeo and Jeannette (1965) 5 kappaletta
La belle vie (1980) 5 kappaletta
Le Boulanger, la Boulangère et le Petit Mitron (1980) — Tekijä — 5 kappaletta
Number One: A Play (1985) 4 kappaletta
Chers Zoiseaux (1997) 4 kappaletta
Ardele / Poor Bitos (1965) 4 kappaletta
Catch as Catch Can (1962) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
The Director of the Opera (1972) 4 kappaletta
Teatro 3 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Twentieth Century Texts : Jean Anouilh : L'Alouette (1990) — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta
Eurydice / Medea (1984) 3 kappaletta
Thomas More ou L'homme libre (1987) — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta
Théâtre (Tome 2) (2007) 2 kappaletta
The Ermine 2 kappaletta
The Orchestra (1977) 2 kappaletta
Пьесы (1999) 2 kappaletta
Théâtre (2007) 2 kappaletta
Théâtre (Tome 1) (2007) 2 kappaletta
Antigone, Jean Anouilh (1991) 2 kappaletta
Pièces secrètes (1974) 1 kappale
La ronde [1964 film] (1964) — Screenwriter — 1 kappale
Les Otages [1939 film] (2005) — Writer — 1 kappale
Cher Antoine 1 kappale
Becket l'alouette — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Ardle 1 kappale
Vive Henri IV ! ou La Galigaï (2000) — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Drei Stücke 1 kappale
Ardele and Colombe (1959) 1 kappale
ANTIGONE (1983) 1 kappale
Teatro 5 : piezas chirriantes — Tekijä — 1 kappale
Los peces rojos (1974) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Becket [1964 film] (1964) — Play — 115 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
One Act: Eleven Short Plays of the Modern Theater (1961) — Avustaja — 105 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Modern Theatre, Volume 3 (1955) — Avustaja — 73 kappaletta
Modern French Theatre (1964) — Avustaja — 67 kappaletta
Contemporary Drama - 11 Plays (1956) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta
The Modern Theatre, Volume 5 (1957) — Avustaja — 43 kappaletta
Twenty best European plays on the American stage (1957) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Best Plays of the Sixties (1970) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
Profil d'une œuvre. Antigone, Anouilh (1971) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Kanoninen nimi
Anouilh, Jean
Virallinen nimi
Anouilh, Jean Marie Lucien Pierre
Syntymäaika
1910-06-23
Kuolinaika
1987-10-03
Hautapaikka
Cimetière communal, Pully, Vaud, Suisse
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
France (birth)
Maa (karttaa varten)
France
Syntymäpaikka
Cérisole, Bordeaux, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Kuolinpaikka
Lausanne, Switzerland
Kuolinsyy
heart attack
Asuinpaikat
Bordeaux, France
Koulutus
University of Paris (law - not completed)
Lycée Chaptal
Ammatit
playwright
screenwriter
advertising copywriter
director
Suhteet
Anouilh, Caroline (daughter)
Organisaatiot
Comédie des Champs-Élysées, Paris (Secrétaire général, 19 30
Agence de publicité Étienne Damour (Publicitaire, 19 28 | 19 30)
Grands Magasins du Louvre(Employé, 19 28)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Prix mondial Cino Del Duca (1970)
Grand Prix du Théâtre de l'Académie française (1980)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Jean Anouilh est un écrivain et dramaturge français né le 13 juin 1910 à Bordeaux et mort le 3 octobre 1987 à Lausanne, en Suisse. Dès le lycée, Jean Anouilh se découvre une passion pour le théâtre mais c'est une représentation de Siegried de Jean Giraudoux, en 1928, qui le décide à écrire pour le théâtre, une activité qu’il poursuivra durant la guerre et l’occupation allemande (Antigone, en 1942, souleva d’ailleurs une violente polémique quant à la supposée dimension politique de l'oeuvre). À partir de 1961, il s’est davantage tourné vers la mise en scène et a contribué à faire connaitre Samuel Beckett et Eugène Ionesco. Il s'est également occupé de l'adaptation de pièces de théâtre étrangères, notamment plusieurs de Shakespeare.

Les pièces d’Anouilh oscillent entre comédie et drame, qu'il a lui-même classées en différentes catégories selon leurs thèmes et leur esprit : Pièces roses, Pièces noires, Pièces brillantes, Pièces grinçantes, Pièces costumées, Pièces baroques, Pièces secrètes et Pièces farceuses. Dans son oeuvre théâtrale et dans ses comédies, l’humour y est féroce et le cynisme omniprésent. L’œuvre d’Anouilh est avant tout empreinte d’un pessimisme profond.

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3.5*

Great cast but I think that I liked the 1964 film with Richard Burton & Peter O'Toole based on this play better.
 
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leslie.98 | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |
Read this French text while listening to an English-language audiobook. (translated by Christopher Nixon).

Luckily for me I got the audiobook as when I turned to the print edition I had checked out from the library, it turned out to be in French!! My French isn't good enough to have read this alone but was good enough to attempt reading it with the help of an English translation in audio :) It was an interesting experience! The L.A. TheatreWorks audiobook doesn't include stage directions so I would pause momentarily while I read these.

One thing that I noticed is that while Creon talks to Antigone in the familiar (tu), she responds to him in the formal (vous). This difference gives a spin to their relationship which cannot easily be duplicated in English.

Reading this knowing that it was written & first performed in Vichy France gives certain phrases and actions a special significance. However, even without that Anouilh's version of this story had some interesting twists to Sophocles' original. Creon is a more ambivalent character; he seems more reasonable, more caring and less stubborn than the one in either the Sophocles or Heaney versions. Antigone's relationships with Haemon (Creon's son) and her sister Ismene are both expanded but her motivation for her actions in this version is much more murky. By lessening the contrast between the 2 characters you would expect that the tension would be less but Anouilh manages to make their confrontation even more heartbreaking as it has overtones of a family feud (and of course, if you read into it Creon as the French colloborator acting for the Nazis and Antigone as the Resistance fighter, then the drama is heightened even further).
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leslie.98 | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |
Excellent full cast recording and the translation by Christopher Nixon was also very good.

I got this as a digital audiobook, not CDs
 
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leslie.98 | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 27, 2023 |
The film is better but the play is still good. How amazing it would have been to see Laurence Olivier (Becket) and Anthony Quinn (the king) star in its 1960 opening on the New York stage!
 
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bibliothecarivs | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Sep 17, 2021 |

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