The Heroic World of Jean Anouilh

  • Alba Amoia
Part of the Insights book series (ISI)


Women are the dominant figures in the theatre of Jean Anouilh, around women rotates the axis of his world of heroism, and to women does the author ascribe the epithet, ‘flowers in the midst of garbage’.


Stock Character Dominant Figure Dead Brother Sole Judge Noble Sentiment 
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    Jean Anouilh, Nouvelles pièces noires (Paris: La Table ronde, 1958) p. 188.Google Scholar
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    Jean Anouilh, Pièces costumées (Paris: La Table ronde, 1960) p. 131.Google Scholar
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    Jean Anouilh, Oreste (fragments), in Robert de Luppé, Jean Anouilh, suive de fragments de la pièce de Jean Anouilh: Oreste (Paris: Editions universitaires, 1959) p. 115.Google Scholar
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    Jean Anouilh, Pièces brillantes, (Paris: La Table ronde, 1951) p. 493.Google Scholar
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    Jean Anouilh, Pièces noires (Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1945) p. 360.Google Scholar
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    Harold Clurman, The Naked Image: Observations on the Modern Theatre (New York: Macmillan, 1966) p. 142.Google Scholar
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    Jean Anouilh, La Grotte (Paris: La Table ronde, 1961) p. 141.Google Scholar
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    quoted in Christopher Fry’s translation, The Lark (New York: Oxford University Press, 1956) p. ii.Google Scholar

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