Anouilh

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

Some articles on anouilh:

The Waltz Of The Toreadors
... The Waltz of the Toreadors is a play by Jean Anouilh ... his mad wife had previously appeared in Anouilh's 1948 play Ardèle ou la Marguerite, and a further variant on the character appeared in the 1958 comedy L'Hurluberlu, ou le Réac ... By the time of Anouilh's last play, Le Nombril (1981), Léon St Pé had transformed into a grouchy and unfashionable old playwright obviously intended by Anouilh as a cynical self-portrait ...
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 ...
Jean Anouilh - Critical Discussion
... By the end of his career, Anouilh's reputation would outstrip all his contemporaries ... Most French dramatists of the 1930s and 1940s, including Anouilh's most significant contemporary influence, Giraudoux, not only wrote for the stage but also composed poetry ... Anouilh's early works were "naturalistic studies of a sordid and corrupt world." Many of these plays present the reader with the striking and inescapable dichotomy between pragmatism and a sort of ...
Becket - Background
... Anouilh's interpretation of the historical story, though often ironic, is more straightforward than T ... In the Introduction to the play, Anouilh explained that he based it on a chapter of an old book he had bought because its green binding looked good on his shelves ... whose family was from near Caen and called Becquet, Bequet, Becket in Old Norman), Anouilh could not recast the play to accord with historical facts, so he decided ...
Jean Anouilh - Life and Career - Political Controversy
... Anouilh remained staunchly apolitical for most of his life and career ... This controversy escalated as a result of Anouilh's public clashes with leader of the Free French Forces (and later President of the Fifth Republic), General Charles de Gaulle ... In the 1940s Anouilh and several other intellectuals signed a petition for clemency to save the writer Robert Brasillach, who was condemned to death for being a Nazi collaborator ...

Famous quotes containing the word anouilh:

    Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
    —Jean Anouilh (1910–1987)

    To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It’s easy to say no, even if it means dying.
    —Jean Anouilh (1910–1987)

    Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy—common clay, if you like—eating, breeding, working, counting their pennies; people who just live; ordinary people; people you can’t imagine dead. And then there are the others—the noble ones, the heroes. The ones you can quite well imagine lying shot, pale and tragic; one minute triumphant with a guard of honor, and the next being marched away between two gendarmes.
    —Jean Anouilh (1910–1987)