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October 24, 1987
Thanks to Sylvie Drake for her warm homage to the late French playwright Jean Anouilh ("Anouilh's Plays: A Waltz With Tragedy," Oct. 7). I grew up in France and experienced very closely what Drake described of her youthful adulation. I used to think of him as a close, intimate friend with whom I shared this witty and biting (but not bitter) view of the human condition. Il etait l'homme d'esprit que je voulais etre. (He was the wit I hoped to be.) Drake and I are both older (much)
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July 4, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Relax, classic rock fans, "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is not a movie inspired by the stuttery old Bachman-Turner Overdrive hit. What it is, however, is a crafty, brainy and uniquely stirring concoction, directed by enduring, now 91-year-old French filmmaker Alain Resnais ("Hiroshima, Mon Amour"; "Last Year at Marienbad," "Stavisky"), that effectively unites a who's who of Gallic acting talent, including such past Resnais collaborators as Michel Piccoli, Sabine Azéma (the director's wife)
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September 25, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jean Anouilh wrote his "Antigone" in 1944, during the height of the Nazi occupation of France. His interpretation of Sophocles' Greek tragedy soon became a symbol for the underground--freedom fighters saw the heroine's defiance as a rebel-yell to patriotism. Ironically, many Nazis also embraced "Antigone," primarily because of the classical source.
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August 14, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Playwrights and their sensibilities go in and out of vogue, and Jean Anouilh's crisp romantic cynicism has been experiencing something of a resurgence, starting last year when New York's Roundabout Theatre staged "The Rehearsal." Now, the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice has picked up the baton with a lovely production of "Ardele," a rarely seen gem in the Anouilh canon.
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July 9, 1992 | RAY LOYND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A surprisingly good production of the rarely staged "Antigone," French playwright Jean Anouilh's modern-dress version of Sophocles' tragedy, has brought rigorous drama to the stone-walled Davies Theater at Farnsworth Park in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Formerly called New Americana, the quaint Depression-era facility, built with WPA funds, is an apt venue for Anouilh's updated play.
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July 4, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
Relax, classic rock fans, "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" is not a movie inspired by the stuttery old Bachman-Turner Overdrive hit. What it is, however, is a crafty, brainy and uniquely stirring concoction, directed by enduring, now 91-year-old French filmmaker Alain Resnais ("Hiroshima, Mon Amour"; "Last Year at Marienbad," "Stavisky"), that effectively unites a who's who of Gallic acting talent, including such past Resnais collaborators as Michel Piccoli, Sabine Azéma (the director's wife)
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October 7, 1987 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
When the news came that French playwright Jean Anouilh had died Saturday in Lausanne, Switzerland, of a heart attack, all I could think of was a phrase attributed to Jean Cocteau when he was told that his very dear friend, the singer Edith Piaf, had died. "The ship is sinking," he whispered, mostly to himself. Days later, Cocteau himself was gone.
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October 5, 1987 | Associated Press
Playwright Jean Anouilh, one of France's most gifted and versatile dramatists, died in a Lausanne hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 77. Anouilh, who lived in Switzerland for many years, became ill Saturday and was taken to Vaudois University Hospital Center, where he died. He suffered a previous heart attack four years ago, said a family member, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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August 14, 1997 | LAURIE WINER, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
Playwrights and their sensibilities go in and out of vogue, and Jean Anouilh's crisp romantic cynicism has been experiencing something of a resurgence, starting last year when New York's Roundabout Theatre staged "The Rehearsal." Now, the Pacific Resident Theatre in Venice has picked up the baton with a lovely production of "Ardele," a rarely seen gem in the Anouilh canon.
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March 4, 1988
Jean Le Poulain, 63, an actor and director who headed the Comedie Francaise. Le Poulain had been a member of the Comedie Francaise since 1979 and was placed in charge in 1986. During his 40-year career in the theater, he acted in and directed dozens of plays from the classics to contemporary pieces. Le Poulain studied at the Paris Conservatory, which he left in 1949 with the first prize in acting.
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September 25, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jean Anouilh wrote his "Antigone" in 1944, during the height of the Nazi occupation of France. His interpretation of Sophocles' Greek tragedy soon became a symbol for the underground--freedom fighters saw the heroine's defiance as a rebel-yell to patriotism. Ironically, many Nazis also embraced "Antigone," primarily because of the classical source.
NEWS
July 9, 1992 | RAY LOYND, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A surprisingly good production of the rarely staged "Antigone," French playwright Jean Anouilh's modern-dress version of Sophocles' tragedy, has brought rigorous drama to the stone-walled Davies Theater at Farnsworth Park in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Formerly called New Americana, the quaint Depression-era facility, built with WPA funds, is an apt venue for Anouilh's updated play.
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October 24, 1987
Drake's eulogy to Anouilh was as self-revealing as it was inspired. How nice to learn something so human and personal about the writers and critics we have admired for so long. LEO BUSCAGLIA South Pasadena
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October 7, 1987 | SYLVIE DRAKE, Times Theater Writer
When the news came that French playwright Jean Anouilh had died Saturday in Lausanne, Switzerland, of a heart attack, all I could think of was a phrase attributed to Jean Cocteau when he was told that his very dear friend, the singer Edith Piaf, had died. "The ship is sinking," he whispered, mostly to himself. Days later, Cocteau himself was gone.
NEWS
October 5, 1987 | Associated Press
Playwright Jean Anouilh, one of France's most gifted and versatile dramatists, died in a Lausanne hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was 77. Anouilh, who lived in Switzerland for many years, became ill Saturday and was taken to Vaudois University Hospital Center, where he died. He suffered a previous heart attack four years ago, said a family member, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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