Jean Anouilh is one of the foremost French writers of the 20th centuryNow regarded as a classic text Antigone is a set text for WJEC GCE Drama and Theatre StudiesContains expert notes on the author's life and work, historical and political background to the play, a glossary of difficult words and phrases and questions for study
Jean Anouilh (1910-87) is regarded as one of France's best-known dramatists. ANTIGONE firmly established his popularity in France in 1944 and Peter Brook's 1950 production of Ring Round the Moon (1947) made his name in England. Twice married, he lived mainly in Switzerland for the last thirty years of his life.
"Anouilh is a poet, but not of words: he is a poet of words-acted, of scenes-set, of players-performing." --Peter Brook, Director