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Antigone (Methuen Student Edition)

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Jean Anouilh, one of the foremost French playwrights of the twentieth century, replaced the mundane realist works of the previous era with his innovative dramas, which exploit fantasy, tragic passion, scenic poetry and cosmic leaps in time and space. Antigone, his best-known play, was performed in 1944 in Nazi-controlled Paris and provoked fierce controversy. In his allegorical tale, Antigone defies the tyrant Creon and is sent to her death. Antigone conveyed to Anouilh's compatriots a covert message of heroic resistance to Nazi occupation; but the author's characterisaation of Creon also seemed to exonerate Marshal Petain and his fellow collaborators. More ambivalent than his ancient model, Sophocles, Anouilh uses Greek myth to explore the disturbing moral dilemmas of our times.

Commentary and notes by Ted Freeman.

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.

Commentary and notes by Ted Freeman.

In his allegorical tale, Antigone defies the tyrant Creon and is sent to her death. Antigone conveyed to Anouilh's compatriots a covert message of heroic resistance to Nazi occupation; but the author's characterisaation of Creon also seemed to exonerate Marshal Petain and his fellow collaborators. More ambivalent than his ancient model, Sophocles, Anouilh uses Greek myth to explore the disturbing moral dilemmas of our times.

"Anouilh is a poet, but not of words: he is a poet of words-acted, of scenes-set, of players-performing."—Peter Brook, Director

Synopsis:

"Antigone" was originally produced in Paris in 1942, when France was an occupied nation and part of Hitler's Europe. The 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.

Synopsis:

Jean Anouilh, one of the foremost French playwrights of the twentieth century, replaced the mundane realist works of the previous era with his innovative dramas, which exploit fantasy, tragic passion, scenic poetry and cosmic leaps in time and space. Antigone, his best-known play, was performed in 1944 in Nazi-controlled Paris and provoked fierce controversy. In his allegorical tale, Antigone defies the tyrant Creon and is sent to her death. Antigone conveyed to Anouilh's compatriots a covert message of heroic resistance to Nazi occupation; but the author's characterisaation of Creon also seemed to exonerate Marshal Petain and his fellow collaborators. More ambivalent than his ancient model, Sophocles, Anouilh uses Greek myth to explore the disturbing moral dilemmas of our times.

Commentary and notes by Ted Freeman.

Synopsis:

Authoritative student edition of Anouilh's best-known play, which includes invaluable notes, commentaries and contexts. First performed in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, Antigone is both a coded message of resistance and an exploration of disturbing moral dilemmas of our times. This was Methuen's bestselling play of 2002.

About the Author

Jean Anouilh (1910-87) is one of France's best-known dramatists.  His play, ANTIGONE, was published during the Nazi occcupation of France in 1944 and is his most famous work.
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413695406
Author:
Anouilh, Jean
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Author:
Bray, Barbara
Author:
Freeman, Ted
Location:
London
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Antigone (Greek mythology)
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Methuen Student Edition
Series Volume:
52/2001
Publication Date:
20001231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.87 x 5.08 x 0.375 in

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Product details 144 pages Methuen Publishing - English 9780413695406 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "Antigone" was originally produced in Paris in 1942, when France was an occupied nation and part of Hitler's Europe. The 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.
"Synopsis" by ,

Jean Anouilh, one of the foremost French playwrights of the twentieth century, replaced the mundane realist works of the previous era with his innovative dramas, which exploit fantasy, tragic passion, scenic poetry and cosmic leaps in time and space. Antigone, his best-known play, was performed in 1944 in Nazi-controlled Paris and provoked fierce controversy. In his allegorical tale, Antigone defies the tyrant Creon and is sent to her death. Antigone conveyed to Anouilh's compatriots a covert message of heroic resistance to Nazi occupation; but the author's characterisaation of Creon also seemed to exonerate Marshal Petain and his fellow collaborators. More ambivalent than his ancient model, Sophocles, Anouilh uses Greek myth to explore the disturbing moral dilemmas of our times.

Commentary and notes by Ted Freeman.

"Synopsis" by , Authoritative student edition of Anouilh's best-known play, which includes invaluable notes, commentaries and contexts. First performed in Nazi-occupied Paris in 1944, Antigone is both a coded message of resistance and an exploration of disturbing moral dilemmas of our times. This was Methuen's bestselling play of 2002.
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