Antigone

ISBN-10: 0413695409
ISBN-13: 9780413695406
Edition: 2000
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Description: Antigone was originally produced in Paris in 1942, when France was occupied by Hitler's Army. It depicts an authoritarian regime mirroring the predicament of the French people of the time. It is based on the Greek tragedy by Sophocles.

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 12/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.50" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Antigone was originally produced in Paris in 1942, when France was occupied by Hitler's Army. It depicts an authoritarian regime mirroring the predicament of the French people of the time. It is based on the Greek tragedy by Sophocles.

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 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.

Jean Anouilh: 1910-1987
Plot
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Anouilh and the theatre of his time
Greek myth in twentieth-century French theatre
Sophocles and the myth of Antigone
Anouilh's Antigone
Antigone in performance: the 1944 controversy and after
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Antigone
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