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 (ä-no͞o′ē), Jean 1910-1987.
French playwright whose works, such as Antigone (1944), juxtapose harsh reality and fantasy.
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(Biography) Jean (ʒɑ̃). 1910–87, French dramatist, noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths: his works include Eurydice (1942), Antigone (1944), and Becket (1959)
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(aˈnu yə; Eng. ɑnˈwi)

Jean (zhä n), 1910–87, French playwright.
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Elgin Community College Theatre's production of French playwright Jean Anouilh's "Antigone," translated by Barbara Bray, will be staged Friday, April 26, through Sunday, May 5.
The second section considers Portuguese versions of the Medea myth in the 20th and 21st centuries, by Portuguese writers including Ant<AEo>nio Jos<AEe> da Silva, Jean Anouilh, Eduarda Dion<AEi>sio, H<AEe>lia Correia, and Carlos Jorge Pessoa.
Also we're doing new versions of some classics--a new take on Anouilh's Antigone by Sarah Ruhl, a new version of A Christmas Carol, adapted and performed by Jefferson Mays.
For this reason, I will refer to the original Sophoclean version of the tragedy of Antigone (1909-14), but also sometimes to a more contemporary adaptation of Antigone offered by Jean Anouilh (1958).
Jean Anouilh's play about a group of 1950s French socialites and the play they plan to present at their annual ball continues through March 11 in an FSU/Asolo Conservatory production in the Cook Theatre.
Summary: October 3,1987 -- French writer Anouilh dies at 77
The producer Royston Morley visited Paris in 1947 and identified two possible plays, but by the time decisions could be made, The Mad Woman of Chaillot (by Jean Giraudoux) was the toast of Broadway and Jean Anouilh's L'Invitation au Chateau had been translated, by Christopher Fry, as the west End success Ring Round The Moon.
The late French playwright, Jean Anouilh wrote perhaps his most famous play Antigone, during the Nazi occupation of France.
This paper will explore the reworking of Antigone by Jean Anouilh, in comparison to Sophocles' Antigone.