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Jean Anouilh

Birthdate: 23. June 1910
Date of death: 3. October 1987

Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh was a French dramatist whose career spanned five decades. Though his work ranged from high drama to absurdist farce, Anouilh is best known for his 1944 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles' classical drama, that was seen as an attack on Marshal Pétain's Vichy government. One of France's most prolific writers after World War II, much of Anouilh's work deals with themes of maintaining integrity in a world of moral compromise. Wikipedia

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Works

Antigone
Antigone
Jean Anouilh
Time Remembered
Time Remembered
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Quotes Jean Anouilh

„There will always be a lost dog somewhere that will prevent me being happy.“

—  Jean Anouilh

Il y aura toujours un chien perdu quelque part qui m'empêchera d'être heureux.
La Sauvage ["The Restless Heart"] (1938), Act 3.

„To die is nothing. Begin by living. It’s less funny and lasts longer.“

—  Jean Anouilh, Roméo et Jeannette

Mourir, ce n'est rien. Commence donc par vivre. C'est moins drôle et c'est plus long.
Roméo et Jeannette (1946), Act 3.

„But one cannot weep for the entire world. It is beyond human strength. One must choose.“

—  Jean Anouilh

On ne peut pleurer pour le monde entier : C'est au-delà des forces humaines. Il faut choisir !
Cecile or The School for Fathers http://books.google.com/books?id=MeWmNXPF2T0C&q="But+one+cannot+weep+for+the+entire+world+it+is+beyond+human+strength+One+must+choose"&pg=PA186#v=onepage (1954)

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