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Episode in the Life of an Author-Summary.
Episode in the life of an author - One Act Play Author: Jean Anouilh
One of the most popular French dramatists since World War II, Jean Anouilh {ah-noo-ee'}, born on23rd
June, 1910 in Bordeaux, was sometimes called a mere entertainer. He is the most esteemed contemporary French dramatist. One of the giants of the modern theatre, his plays have been translated into many languages and produced all over the world. Choreography and music are often integrated into his plots; yet a seriousness and a pessimistic view of life lie beneath his farce and caricature. His protagonists usually reject compromise--and thus life. The result is either death or a retreat into illusion that becomes untenable. Happy resolutions are patently like fairy tales. His lovers are usually confronted by insurmountable money problems because one is poor and the other wealthy. He is a subtle, witty and sardonic writer. Anouilh’s collected works are color titled after the dominant mood of each. His two collections of Pieces noires, or black plays, include Eurydice (1941), which is a modernization of the Orpheus legend, and Antigone (1944), an immensely popular and frequently performed modernization of Sophocles' play set in World War II France. It stresses the grim choice between practical compromise and unbending idealism. The best of the pink, or lighter, plays are Thieves' Carnival (1938; Eng. trans., 1952) and Time Remembered (1939; Eng. trans., 1955). The witty pieces brilliants, or glittering plays, include Ring Round the Moon (1947; Eng. trans., 1950), Colombes (1951; Eng. trans., 1952), and The Rehearsal (1950; Eng. trans., 1961). The pieces grin antes, or grating plays, return to the caustic earlier mood and include four devastating comedies: Ardele (1949; Eng. trans., 1959), The Waltz of the Toreadors (1952; Eng. trans., 1956), Ornifle (1955; Eng.trans., 1970), and Poor Bitos, or The Masked Dinner (1956; Eng. trans., 1963).
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  • Submitted by: Sonamtaechoden1
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