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Anouilh, Jean 1910-1987

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Antigone by Jean Anouilh( Book )

582 editions published between 1942 and 2021 in 12 languages and held by 3,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This play was first performed in German-occupied France and its theme is resistance to oppression. It is based on the Greek tragedy of Antigone, who tried to bury her brother's corpse against the diktat of her uncle, Creon. Creon is a dictator, but defend's his position on practical ground's. In spite of her love for Creon's son, she chooses her part: to bury her brother and die."--Publisher's website
The lark : [play] by Jean Anouilh( Book )

337 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapman, writing in the New York News called The Lark: "a beautiful, beautiful play It is always the story of a simple girl who became an inspired warrior and then was tried by the church but there have been several ways of telling it. Anouilh's way, and Miss Hellman's, is to try to tell the story from two viewpoints. One of them is how we look at the tale now as a piece of history, with our knowledge of how the girl's blundering captors unwittingly created a martyr who became forever a symbol of courage and faith. The other viewpoint has been to try to imagine what it must have been like to be Joan herself. Both approaches to this legend of the Martyr of Rouen have been splendidly realized by the technique of divorcing the drama from the confinements of time, sequence and space. Until the last moment a thrilling and uplifting one of Joan's greatest earthly triumph, the coronation of the worthless Dauphin for whom she fought there is no scenery in the usual sense, merely a few levels of steps and platforms, and lights. With this freedom, the story of Joan of Arc can move backward or forward without an interruption, without a jar. It begins with Joan's trial, and her tale of the voices which prompted her one day to set forth and save France from the English. And as she tells her listeners the cold Inquisitor from Spain, the politically cynical Earl of Warwick, the deeply religious but ineffectual Cauchon and all the others of what she heard and what she did, her story comes alive
Becket : or the honor of God by Jean Anouilh( Book )

34 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the conflict of loyalties to church and state as they influenced the lives of two powerful men in English history
Becket; ou, L'honneur de Dieu by Jean Anouilh( Book )

234 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical play about Thomas Becket, the 12th century Archbishop of Canterbury, by the French playwright Jean Anouilh
The waltz of the toreadors by Jean Anouilh( Book )

72 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Saint Pe, a retired French solider, is married to a jealous shrew of a wife, has two ugly daughters to marry off, and loses himself in memories of a young girl he waltzed with at a ball 17 years before. To complicate matters, the general's secretary, Gaston, is smitten by his employer's dream girl when she suddenly appears on the scene
Ring round the moon : a charade with music by Jean Anouilh( Book )

57 editions published between 1950 and 1986 in English and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from Jean Anouilh's play Invitation to the Castle (1947), Ring Round the Moon is a whimsical jaunt of love and matchmaking. Set in the winter garden of an estate during a ball, the poor but lovely dancer Isabelle has arrived at the invitation of Hugo, a charming scoundrel and twin brother to Frederic, a young man hopelessly in love. However, Hugo believes that Frederic loves the wrong woman--the manipulative millionairess Diana--and wants to use Isabelle to break up the engagement. At the same time, Isabelle must hide her identity (and melodramatic mother) to play the part of a wealthy socialite. Lady India, Hugo's eccentric cousin, is the mistress of Diana's father Messerschmann, but carrying on a secret romance with Messerschmann's secretary, Patrice. And Madame Desmortes, the hostess of everyone, has just about had it with everyone's secrets. A light confection of mistaken identities and heartbreak schemes, Ring Round the Moon is joyful and sublime in its portrayal of a Cinderella finding her true love at an unexpected ball
Pièces noires by Jean Anouilh( Book )

109 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A l'occasion de la sortie en Pléiade de l'oeuvre théâtrale de Jean Anouilh, réédition en poche de ce recueil de pièces
Pièces roses by Jean Anouilh( Book )

95 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Pièces brillantes: L'invitation au château, Colombe, La répétition ou L'amour puni [et] L'école des pères by Jean Anouilh( Book )

88 editions published between 1951 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de quatre pièces écrites entre 1947 et 1951
The fighting cock by Jean Anouilh( Book )

42 editions published between 1950 and 1967 in 4 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Play which gives a penetrating insight into the tension of post-war France
Time remembered by Jean Anouilh( Book )

38 editions published between 1910 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leocadia Gardi is dead but her ghost haunts Prince Albert. He has been struggling to keep her memory abetted by his aunt, the Duchess. The latter has designs on a young milliner called Amanda who bears a striking resemblance to the dead woman. The Duchess prevails upon Amanda to impersonate Leocadia, but the plot is discovered by Albert whose anger turns to fascination at the strong resemblance. It is not easy, however, to impersonate someone as bizarre so a crisis is reached when they realize their love for each other and Prince Albert resists the treachery to his memories. After a quarrel they part, but the Duchess, recognizing that in Amanda's love lies his salvation, encourages her to lay the ghost of Leocadia, and win her prince. This she does with tenderness and gentle perseverance
The cavern; a play by Jean Anouilh( Book )

49 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a play within a play. The cook has been murdered but her employers seem to be indifferent. Her son is in a seminary and in distress. The maid is pregnant. The valet is philandering. The playwright, the central character in this play, says that he has lost his touch and is suffering writer's block. The Harvard Crimson 8/1/1967 noted: "The thick plot involves murder, rape, abortion, white slavery, and class struggle. And yet the author-actor, by continually breaking and repeating scenes and by imposing comic relief, subordinates the plot to his own creative concerns. At the end, the murderer is discovered by coincidence, and the plot is settled."
The rehearsal by Jean Anouilh( Book )

15 editions published between 1929 and 1974 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy with an 18th century setting
Pièces grinçantes by Jean Anouilh( Book )

54 editions published between 1956 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary drama : eleven plays, American, English, European by Ernest Bradlee Watson( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Bitos by Jean Anouilh( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1966 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French master of time and its illusions presents us with a group of patricians gathered for a party in the vaulting room of an old chateau. We are quickly disabused of any notion that this is to be just another gay party a la dolce vita. For also invited is a literal, by the numbers, and intransigent prosecutor named Bitos whom they all detest. He is to them the reincarnation of Robespierre; and through a change of coats and the dramatic legerdermain of Anouilh the party recreates the time of Robespierre and the French Revolution before returning to the humiliating harshness of the present
Pièces costumées by Jean Anouilh( Book )

36 editions published between 1952 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes for student actors : dramatic selections from new plays by Frances Cosgrove( Book )

in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nouvelles pièces noires by Jean Anouilh( Book )

68 editions published between 1946 and 1976 in French and Undetermined and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear Antoine : or, the love that failed by Jean Anouilh( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 1984 in French and English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antoine de St. Flour is dead when the curtain rises. A famous French playwright, he has collected under the terms of his will a motley assemblage of people to mourn him. their grief, curelty, adn humor become his tools, for, it turns out, they are the characters of his last play, performing for him alone their reaction to his death." (back cover)
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The lark : [play]Becket : or the honor of GodBecket; ou, L'honneur de DieuThe waltz of the toreadorsRing round the moon : a charade with music
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Anoui, Zan, 1910-1987

Anouig Zan

Anouig, Zan 1910-1987

Anouilh, J. 1910-1987

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Anouilh Jean Marie Lucien Pierre

Anouilh, Jean Marie Lucien Pierre 1910-1987

Anouilhy, Jean 1910-1987

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Ануй, Ж 1910-1987

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Ануй Жан

Ануй, Жан 1910-1987

Ануйя, Ж 1910-1987

Ануйя, Ж. (Жан), 1910-1987

Жан Ануй

Жан Ануй французский драматург и сценарист

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Жан Ануй французький драматург та сценарист

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אנואי, ז'ן

אנוי, ג'ן

אנוי, ז'ן 1910-1987

אנויי, ז'אן 1910-1987

ז'אן אנווי

ז'אן אנוי מחזאי צרפתי

جان آنوي، 1910-1987

جان انويه

جان أنويه كاتب مسرحي فرنسي

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아누이, 장 1910-1987

아누이, 장 마리 루시앙 피에르 1910-1987

아누이, 쟝 1910-1987

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アヌイ, ジャン

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