Anouilh’s plays are today as unfashionable as penny-farthing bicycles. So it is a real pleasure to find a year-old director, Simon Godwin. WATCHING Jean Anouilh’s Eurydice () you become aware of an evocative smell, pungent as the smoke of a Gitane sans filtre. It is the. Throughout his long and prolific career as one of France’s leading modern dramatists, Jean Anouilh has been fascinated by the theme of the fragility of youthful.

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Anouilh wanted him to demonstrate the corrupt futility of life, making easeful death seem still more attractive.

Annalisa rated it it was amazing May 13, Hardcoverpages. Archived from the original on December 13, Jean-Paul Sartre from whom Anouilh had adopted some of his existentialist views advocated the significance of using myth in contemporary theatre. Paul rated it really liked it Jun 28, Strange then to find a young fringe company, Straydogs, reviving his work; stranger still to find it transferring to the West End. Legend of Lovers at the Internet Broadway Database.

Published by Bordas first published Here Orpheus is a street musician saddled with a reprobate father who meets his Eurydice, a touring actress burdened with a similarly sensual mother, in a provincial station buffet. And when the manager tracks the lovers down, Eurydice does a runner, only to be killed in a road accident.

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Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. This page was last edited on 6 Mayat Molly rated it really liked it May 13, You have to put wurydice with a lot of verbose, pseudo-poetic prose, but somehow the play works. For information on how we process eurhdice data, read our Privacy Policy.


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Anouilh: Eurydice

Critics and crowds alike seemed to receive the show kindly; and the production was of some note as it marked the American stage debut of Viveca Lindfors.

Very strange setting for this story but I kind of enjoyed it. Unsourced material may eurydoce challenged and removed. Tina rated it really liked it Dec 12, His name is M Henri, but it doesn’t take us long to guess who he really is.

But I found myself enjoying, ekrydice a mood of acrid nostalgia, Anouilh’s heightened theatricality.

Eurydice Notes

To ask other readers questions about Eurydiceplease sign up. Simon Godwin’s production also boasts a strong cast.

But Orpheus, racked with jealousy, has to look into her eyes aniuilh see if she is lying. Henri says, the relationship would have eventually disappointed him. Orlando Seale and Amy Marston as the young lovers disrobe their souls with great candour.


He started playwriting at the tender age of twelve, and by the comparatively wintry age of nineteen had his first finished piece, Humulus Le Muet, a collaboration with Jean Aurenche. Jean-Louis Barrault, later a major French director, was a pupil there at the same time and recalls Anouilh as an intense, rather dandified figure who hardly noticed a boy some two years younger than himself.

Anouilh wrought a multitude of plays during the subsequent years.

But in de Uerydice lip-smacking and subversive performance the pleasures of the flesh have rarely seemed more alluring. I disagree with the play’s counsel of wan despair, and fervently wish that Anouilh had curbed his tiresome logorrhoea.

Open Preview See a Problem? Megan rated it really liked it May 27, Here a young street violinist and aouilh angular young actress meet and instantly fall for each other. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Modern French theatre in particular has been drawn to Greek myth as a vehicle for an examination of eternal human dilemmas.

There is great beauty, genuine emotional profundity, in this haunting scene. Novgorod rated it really liked it Jul 17,