from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Anouilh, Jean 1910-1987. French playwright whose works, such as Antigone (1944), juxtapose harsh reality and fantasy.

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  • n. French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)


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  • In postwar France, playwrights such as Anouilh, Cocteau and Sartre sought a similar alliance.

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  • French dramatist Jean Anouilh"Culturally, emotionally, the whole ideas of romance is gone, gone, gone."

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  • Always a first-rate realism thespian, Daly may never have struck any casting director as right for the loopy title character in The Madwoman of Chaillot, but her medley of three songs from Jerry Herman's Jean Anouilh adaptation, Dear World, would likely land her the slot in any mooted revival.

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  • Vivian Leigh as Anna Karenina in the 1947 film, which was co-written by the French playwright Jean Anouilh

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  • With the Com é die-Fran ç aise, she has performed the classics of Moli è re, Marivaux and Anouilh, among others — dramatic, light-hearted roles, but not Corneille or Racine, classic tragic parts like Ph è dre or Britannicus.


  • Your observation about food being a major preoccupation in France is affirmation of a quote by Jean Anouilh who said, Everything ends this way in France.

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  • Throughout, Elsa Zylberstein has also enjoyed a successful career in the theater, appearing in plays by Pirandello and Anouilh as well as in adaptations of successful American playwrights.

    Elsa Zylberstein.

  • Quote is Jean Anouilh, which I may even have spelled right.

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  • I have never found Anouilh long-winded myself, though maybe I like rhetoric when it's well done.

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  • Jean Anouilh, however, adapted the same play and while his adaptation clearly referenced the Nazis, it also transcended those references and remains a timeless play.

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