Jean Cocteau & Jean Anouih / tg STAN
theatre & Toernee General
The French press and public were dazzled by the premiere of Les Antigones, in which tg STAN confronts Jean Anouilh’s version of Antigone with the older, shorter version by Jean Cocteau. Cocteau’s Antigone stays very close to the original by Sophocles in which the Greek heroine taunts the gods and the establishment. In Anouilh’s hands, she becomes a woman of flesh and blood who buries her brother against the king’s will, thereby signing her own death warrant. These are two versions of the same story about rebellion and actions of the heart in a clear version and refined acting style. Les Antigones was tg STAN’s very first French-language creation and premiered in Toulouse in 2001.
‘When intelligence and humour become partners in culture, great things are in the air.’ - De Standaard
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