About this title: The great French playwright Jean Anouilh (1910-87) wrote both "pink" bittersweet comedies and "black" tragic dramas. "Jean Anouilh Five Plays"--the finest English-language anthology of his works--crackles with both his sharp wit and his icy cynicism. In "Antigone," his preeminent play and exemplar of his themes and style, he creates a disturbing world in which fate may be no more than a game of role-playing. "Eurydice," " The Ermine," "The Rehearsal," R"omeo and Jeannette" are the other plays included in this edition.
Note: This is a general synopsis. Each listing is described below.