Jean Anouilh

1910 (Bordeaux) – 1987 (Lausanne, Switzerland)

Jolivet, Barrault (who had been at the same school, though a little younger) and Anouilh helped found a review. He met Prévert and Grimault while working at the same advertising agency as them. Vitrac described his protégé Anouilh (they were very fond of each other) as “my spiritual brother.” Milhaud wrote incidental music for one of his plays, ‘Le voyager sans bagage.’ As reclusive as he was prolific, he confided to Giraudoux, who had been a powerful formative influence, that he had no biography, and was very happy for that to be the case.