Anouilh Plays: One: Antigone, Leocadia, The Waltz of the Toreadors, The Lark, and Poor Bitos

Anouilh Plays: One: Antigone, Leocadia, The Waltz of the Toreadors, The Lark, and Poor Bitos

by Jean Anouilh
     
 

A selection of the most enduring work of one of this century's best-known French playwrights.

Jean Anouilh (1910-87) along with Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, was at the forefront of the post-war generation of playwrights in Paris. In England his plays were championed by Peter Brook. Antigone is a response to the German occupation of France and established

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A selection of the most enduring work of one of this century's best-known French playwrights.

Jean Anouilh (1910-87) along with Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, was at the forefront of the post-war generation of playwrights in Paris. In England his plays were championed by Peter Brook. Antigone is a response to the German occupation of France and established his popularity in 1944 (the Germans ironically, thought that it was a pro-Nazi in its portrayal of King Creon and thus allowed its production); Poor Bitos, Anouilh's angriest play explores the act of judicial murder and The Lark is a version of the Joan of Arc story. All three plays show his fondness for reworking myth, history and legend. Meanwhile Leocadia, about an opera singer who dies after a three day love affair with a prince and The Waltz of the Toreadors, about a general whose mistress attempts to prove his wife's infidelity, represent another talent - for ironic, modern comedy.

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"Anouilh is a poet but not a poet of words, he is a poet of words-acted, of scenes-set, of players-performing." Peter Brook, Director

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413140302
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
World Classics Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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