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Anouilh, Jean Marie Lucien Pierre

Born: 1910 AD
Died: 1987 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Dramatist, Playwrights

1910 – Born on June 23rd in Bordeaux, France. French playwright who became one of the strongest personalities of the French theatre and achieved an international reputation.

1932 – Married to Monelle Valentin.

         – After studying law, he wrote his first play, The Ermine, followed by the successful Traveler Without Luggage.

         – His first play, L’Hermine, was not a success; but his steady output soon earned him recognition as one of the leading playwrights of the contemporary theatre.

1944-1959 – He is best remembered for Antigone, The Lark, and Becket, in which he used techniques such as the play within the play, flashbacks and flash-forwards, and the exchange of roles.

         – Married to Nicole Lançon.

         – He also received two other nominations as author of a Best Play nominee for "The Waltz of the Toreadors" and  for "Time Remembered".

1961 – Won two Tony Awards: as Best Author (Dramatic) and as author of Best Play winner "Becket".

1987 – Died of heart attack on October 3rd in Lausanne, Switzerland.