Jean Anouilh Quotes

Nobody has a more sacred obligation to obey the law than those who make the law.




Jean Anouilh, 1910-1987, French Writer, Antigone

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Jean Anouilh
Jean Anouilh
  • Born: June 23, 1910
  • Died: October 3, 1987
  • Nationality: French
  • Profession: Playwright

Jean Marie Lucien Pierre 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 1944 play Antigone, an adaptation of Sophocles' classical drama, that was seen as an attack on Marshal Pétain's Vichy government. One of France's most prolific writers after World War II, much of Anouilh's work deals with themes of maintaining integrity in a world of moral compromise.