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
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About 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.