Question by  Merlyn2040 (29)

What is Jean Anouilh's "Antigone"?

Wasn't it written by a Greek playwright?


Answer by  Edwina (22)

Yes, "Antigone" was written by Sophocles in the 5th century BC. In 1943, French playwright Jean Marie Lucien Pierre Anouilh published his adaptation of the classic work as his commentary on the Nazi occupation of France.


Answer by  Brian94588 (304)

"Antigone" was written by a French playwright in the 1940s. It was inspired by the Greek classic written by Sophocles, but there are significant differences in characters and setting.

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