Antigone

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S. French, 1974 - Drama - 74 pages
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Full Length, Tragedy / 8m, 4f

Produced in modern dress in New York with Katherine Cornell and Sir Cedric Hardwicke, the Galantiere version of the Greek legend comes from a Paris that suffered under the heel of tyranny. The play's parallels to modern times are exciting and provocative.

"Its dimensions are noble, its intentions uncompromising."-Southwestern University, Texas

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About the author (1974)

Jean Anouilh, one of the foremost French playwrights of the twentieth century, replaced the realist works of the previous era with his dramas, which exploit fantasy, tragic passion, scenic poetry and cosmic leaps in time and space. He used Greek myth to explore the disturbing moral dilemmas of our times. "Antigone," his best-known play, was performed in 1944 in Nazi-controlled Paris.

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