Antigone (Anouilh) | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Peter Nazareth

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Antigone (Anouilh).
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Critical Essay by Peter Nazareth

SOURCE: "Anouilh's Antigone: An Interpretation," in English Studies in Africa, Vol. 6, No. 1, March, 1963, pp. 51-69.

In the essay below, Nazareth compares Anouilh's Antigone to Sophocles' drama of the same name.

"When Jean Anouilh turns historian we can take it that truth will be revealed in the light of the emotions—lightly, wittily revealed, in brilliant flashes. But truth is no less true because it comes as a jest in a jewelled sentence." (Caryl Brahmns, in a review of Becket in Plays and Players, August, 1961.)

"With Anouilh now firmly entrenched as purveyor of fancy goods to the entertainment hunters, it is hard to credit that, not so long ago, he was classed as a rebel… [Anouilh was] never a major writer, or even a serious thinker … Antigone will not stand...

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