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Anouilh Plays : One: Antigone, Leocardia, The Waltz of the Toreasors, The Lark, Poor Bitos - Jean Anouilh

Anouilh Plays

One: Antigone, Leocardia, The Waltz of the Toreasors, The Lark, Poor Bitos

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Published: 1st August 2006
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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."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)

"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

Antigone; Leocardia; The Waltz of the Toreasors; The Lark; Poor Bitos

ISBN: 9780413140302
ISBN-10: 041314030X
Series: World Dramatists Series
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 450
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.9  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1