Who is Jean Anouilh?

  • (noun): French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987).
    Synonyms: Anouilh

Jean Anouilh

Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh (; 23 June 1910 – 3 October 1987) 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. One of France's most prolific writers after World War II, much of Anouilh's work deals with themes of maintaining integrity in a world of moral compromise.

Read more about Jean Anouilh.

Some articles on Jean Anouilh:

Jean Anouilh - Works
... Films Les Dégourdis de la onzième, by Jean Anouilh et al ... Vous n'avez rien à déclarer? by Jean Anouilh et al ... La Citadelle du silence, by Jean Anouilh et al ...

Famous quotes containing the word anouilh:

    The only immorality ... is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
    —Jean Anouilh (1910–1987)