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Book Basics

Author: Jean Anouilh

First Performed: 1944

Type: Play

Genre: Tragedy

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The title Antigone is an allusion to Sophocles's play of the same name on which this play is based. Anouilh's Antigone is clearly the tragic offspring of her father, Oedipus, insisting on her own point of view without compromise until her death.

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