Jean 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 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles’ classical drama (Cort Theatre).
Anouilh became one of France’s most prolific writers and a strong personality of the French theatre, achieving international acclaim. His plays are intensely personal messages, much of his work deals with themes of maintaining integrity in a world of moral compromise.
Broadway works include Cry of the Peacock (Mansfield Theatre), Ring Around the Moon (Martin Beck Theatre), Legend of Lovers (Plymouth Theatre), Mademoiselle Colombe (Longacre Theatre), The Lark (Longacre Theatre), Time Remembered (Morosco Theatre), The Waltz of the Toreadors and Poor Bitos (Coronet Theatre), The Fighting Cock and Traveller Without Luggage (ANTA Playhouse), The Rehearsal (Royale Theatre),and Becket, or The Honor of God (Royale Theatre).