Anouilh Plays: 2: The Rehearsal, Becket, The Orchestra, and Eurydice

Anouilh Plays: 2: The Rehearsal, Becket, The Orchestra, and Eurydice

by Jean Anouilh, Jeremy Sams, Peter Meyer
     
 

This selection of plays by Jean Anouilh (1910-87), one of France's best-known dramatists, includes some of his most enduring work: The Rehearsal ("quintessential Anouilh," Herald Tribune); Becket, which focuses on the relationship between Becket and Henry II; and The Orchestra, "A Play Within a Concert," all translated by

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This selection of plays by Jean Anouilh (1910-87), one of France's best-known dramatists, includes some of his most enduring work: The Rehearsal ("quintessential Anouilh," Herald Tribune); Becket, which focuses on the relationship between Becket and Henry II; and The Orchestra, "A Play Within a Concert," all translated by Jeremy Sams; together with Eurydice, an ironic modern reworking of the myth ("a fascinating piece," Financial Times), translated by Peter Meyer.

Becket: "Witty, intelligent, full of repartee and irreverence ... it can hold an audience spellbound."—Financial Times

The Rehearsal: "Jeremy Sams has translated impeccably."—Observer

Editorial Reviews

Herald Tribune

Quintissential Anouilh.
Financial Times (Becket review)

Witty, intelligent, full of repartee and irreverence.
Financial Times (The Orchestra review)

Fascinating.
Director Peter Brook

Anouilh is a poet but not a poet of words, he is a poet of words-acted, of scenes-set, of players-performing.
From the Publisher

“Quintissential Anouilh.” —Herald Tribune

“Witty, intelligent, full of repartee and irreverence.” —Financial Times (Becket review)

“Fascinating.” —Financial Times (The Orchestra review)

“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:
9780413722607
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/04/1997
Series:
World Classics Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author


Jean Anouilh was born in Bordeaux in 1910 and lived for many years in Switzerland until his death in 1987. His best-known plays are: Restless Heart (1934), Dinner with the Family, Traveller without Lu ggage (both 1937) Thieves' Carnival (1938), Leocadia (1939), Point of Departure (Eurydice) (1941), A ntigone (1944), the Rehearsal (1950), The Waltz of the Toreadors (1952), The Lark (1953), Poor Bitos (1956), The Director of the Opera (1973). Methuen publishes two volumes of his collected plays.

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