The body of Polynices, brother of Antigone, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Antigones faithfulness to her dead brother and his proper burial, and her defiance of the dictator Creon, seals her fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, Anouilhs Antigone was seen by the French as theatre of the resistance and by the Germans as an affirmation of authority.
A L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Jordan Bridges, Dominic Fumusa, Francis Guinan, Alan Mandell, Elizabeth Marvel, Alley Mills, Mandy Siegfried and John Hansen.
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The body of Polynices, Antigone's brother, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Antigone's faithfulness to her dead brother and his proper burial, and her defiance of the dictator Creon, seals her fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, Anouilh's Antigone was seen by the French as theatre of the resistance and by the Germans as an affirmation of authority.
Includes an interview with translator Christopher Nixon and director Brendon Fox.
Also includes an interview with Ned Chaillet, a playwright, radio producer and director for the BBC. Chaillet is the former Deputy Drama Critic for the Times of London and the London theatre critic for the Wall Street Journal-Europe. He spoke with us about Antigone in the context of World War Two, the differences bewtween the original myth of Sophocles and the Anouilh version, and Anouilh's influence on later playwrights.
An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:
Jordan Bridges as Haemon and Guard
Dominic Fumusa as Guard
Francis Guinan as Creon
John Hansen as Guard and Messenger
Alan Mandell as Chorus
Elizabeth Marvel as Antigone
Alley Mills as Nanny
Mandy Siegfried as Ismene
Directed by Brendon Fox. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles.About the Author :
Jean Anouilh (June 23, 1910 - October 3, 1987) was a French dramatist.
He was born in Bordeaux and had Basque ancestry. He started his career as a jobbing writer in the film industry. In 1931, his first play, L'Hermine, flopped, but he followed it up with a string of others. Anouilh was an extremely private man, and very little is known about his private life except for what can be deduced from reading his plays. It is known that he married Monelle Valentin, an actress. He has a very long career, and is not associated with one specific school of dramatic thought. His plays are vastly different from each other. Some are classic farces with dark twists, some adaptations of Greek myths, and some explorations of life and love.
Jean Anouilh died in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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