Antigone: a tragedy

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Methuen, Sep 1, 1960 - 71 pages
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Orginially produced in Paris in 1942, when France was an occupied nation and part of Hitler's Europe, this play depicts an authoritarian regime and the play's central character, the young Antigone, mirrored the predicament of the French people in the grips of tyranny.

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User Review  - Nithya Thiru - Goodreads

This book is a French adaptation of the classic Greek play Antigone. I read the play in its original French and thoroughly enjoyed it. The work itself was produced as a stage production in Nazi ... Read full review

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User Review  - Borax - Goodreads

When I taught Antigone in the past, the conversation always went in the direction of God's Law versus Man's Law. Additionally, we would always discuss Antigone's stubbornness...her unwillingness to ... Read full review


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About the author (1960)

Jean Anouilh was born on June 23, 1910, in France. Anouilh studied law as a teenager and worked briefly in advertising. He soon became aware of his strong attraction to the theatre and became one of France's foremost playwrights and screenwriters. Anouilh's works are noted for their theatrical conventions. His plays, many of which are bleak dramas, feature characters facing highly moral dilemmas. He uses such conventions as flashbacks, role reversals, and play-within-a-play to achieve dramatic effects. Anouilh received a New York Drama Critics Circle Award for his play Waltz of the Toreadors and a Tony award for Thieves Carnival. Other well-known works include Antigone, Eurydice and the film Pattes Blanches. Anouilh suffered a heart attack and died in 1987.

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