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Jean Anouilh (1910–1987)

Author of Antigone

Includes the names: J. ANOUILH, Anouilh J., Anouilh Jean, Жан Ануй, Жан Ануй

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Jean Anouilh est un écrivain et dramaturge français né le 13 juin 1910 à Bordeaux et mort le 3 octobre 1987 à Lausanne, en Suisse. Dès le lycée, Jean Anouilh se découvre une passion pour le théâtre mais c'est une représentation de Siegried de Jean Giraudoux, en 1928, qui le décide à écrire pour le théâtre, une activité qu’il poursuivra durant la guerre et l’occupation allemande (Antigone, en 1942, souleva d’ailleurs une violente polémique quant à la supposée dimension politique de l'oeuvre). À partir de 1961, il s’est davantage tourné vers la mise en scène et a contribué à faire connaitre Samuel Beckett et Eugène Ionesco. Il s'est également occupé de l'adaptation de pièces de théâtre étrangères, notamment plusieurs de Shakespeare.

Les pièces d’Anouilh oscillent entre comédie et drame, qu'il a lui-même classées en différentes catégories selon leurs thèmes et leur esprit : Pièces roses, Pièces noires, Pièces brillantes, Pièces grinçantes, Pièces costumées, Pièces baroques, Pièces secrètes et Pièces farceuses. Dans son oeuvre théâtrale et dans ses comédies, l’humour y est féroce et le cynisme omniprésent. L’œuvre d’Anouilh est avant tout empreinte d’un pessimisme profond.
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