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Antigone

Antigone
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2003-06-05
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0199840202
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oedipus, the former ruler of Thebes, has died. Now, when his young daughter Antigone defies her uncle, Kreon, the new ruler, because he has prohibited the burial of her dead brother, she and he enact a primal conflict between young and old, woman and man, individual and ruler, family and state, courageous and self-sacrificing reverence for the gods of the earth and perhaps self-serving allegiance to the gods of the sky. Echoing through western culture for more than two millennia, Sophocles' Antigone has been a touchstone of thinking about human conflict and human tragedy, the role of the divine in human life, and the degree to which men and women are the creators of their own destiny. This exciting new translation of the play is extremely faithful to the Greek, eminently playable, and poetically powerful. For readers, actors, students, teachers, and theatrical directors, this new translation of one of the greatest plays in the history of the western world provides the best combination of contemporary, powerful language, along with superb background and notes on meaning, interpretation, and ancient beliefs, attitudes, and contexts.

Antigone

Antigone
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN : 0195061675
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Disaster follows when Creon, King of Thebes, forbids Antigone to bury her brother whom he has declared a traitor

Antigone

Antigone
A Book

by Jean Anouilh,Ted Freeman

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2000-12-14
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 0413695409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jean Anouilh's tragedy inspired by Greek Mythology and the play of the same name by Sophocles was first performed in Paris during the Nazi occupation. The comparison is inevitable between the French occupation and the play, with the character of Antigone representing the French resistance and her uncle Creon the collarborators to the German occupiers.

Antigone

Antigone
A Book

by Sophocles,David Mulroy

  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Pres
  • Release : 2013-02-08
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0299290832
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sophocles’ Antigone ranks with his Oedipus Rex as one of world literature’s most compelling dramas. The action is taut, and the characters embody universal tensions: the conflict of youth with age, male with female, the state with the family. Plot and character come wrapped in exquisite language. Antagonists trade polished speeches, sardonic jibes and epigrammatic truisms and break into song at the height of passion. David Mulroy’s translation of Antigone faithfully reproduces the literal meaning of Sophocles’ words while also reflecting his verbal pyrotechnics. Using fluid iambic pentameters for the spoken passages and rhyming stanzas for the songs, it is true to the letter and the spirit of the great Greek original.

Antigone

Antigone
A New Translation

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-08-07
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 006213213X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Antigone is one of the seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. Powerfully portraying the clash between civic and familial duty—between morality and obedience—the play brings the Oedipus Cycle to a conclusion with the story of the tragic hero's eldest daughter Antigone, who courts her own death by defying the edict of Thebes's new ruler, her uncle Kreon, which forbids giving her dishonored brother a proper burial. This is Sophocles, vibrant and alive, for a new generation.

Sophocles: Antigone

Sophocles: Antigone
A Book

by Sophocle,Sophocles

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1999-09-09
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9780521337014
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.

Antigone

Antigone
A Book

by Slavoj Žižek

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-10-20
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 1474269389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Antigone is universally celebrated as the ultimate figure of ethical resistance to the state power which oversteps its legitimate scope and as the defender of simple human dignity (more important than all political struggles). But is she really so innocent and pure? What if there is a dark side to her? What if Creon, the representative of state power, also has a valuable point to make? And what if both Antigone and Creon are part of a problem that only a popular intervention can confront? Žižek's rewriting of this classic play confronts these issues in a practical way: not by theorizing about them, but by imagining an Antigone in which, at a crucial moment, the action takes a different turn, an Antigone along the lines of Run, Lola, Run or of Brecht's learning plays. A brilliantly funny, moving and political piece for those who are interested in reading and watching Antigone in an entirely new way.

Recapturing Sophocles' Antigone

Recapturing Sophocles' Antigone
A Book

by William Blake Tyrrell,Larry J. Bennett

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 1998-08-13
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1461641845
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, Wm. Blake Tyrrell and Larry J. Bennett examine Sophocles' Antigone in the context of its setting in fifth-century Athens. The authors attempt to create an interpretive environment that is true to the issues and interests of fifth-century Athenians, as opposed to those of modern scholars and philosophers. As they contextualize the play in the dynamics of ancient Athens, the authors discuss the text of the Antigone in light of recent developments in the study of Greek antiquity and tragedy, and they turn to modern Greek rituals of lamentation for suggestive analogies. The result is a compelling book which opens new insights to the text, challenges the validity of old problems, and eases difficulties in its interpretation.

Antigone

Antigone
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Methuen Drama
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Antigone, defying her uncle Creon's decree that her brother should remain unburied, challenges the morality of man's law overruling the laws of the gods. The clash between her and Creon, with its tragic consequences, has inspired continual reinterpretation. This translation by Don Taylor was made for a 1986 BBC TV production of the Theban Plays, which he directed. A Methuen Student Edition.

Sophocles: Antigone

Sophocles: Antigone
A Book

by Douglas Cairns

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-08-25
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1472512146
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Antigone is Sophocles' masterpiece, a seminal influence on a wide range of theatrical, literary, and intellectual traditions. This volume sets the play in the contexts of its mythical background, its performance, its relation to contemporary culture and thought, and its rich reception history. But its main aim is to encourage first-hand engagement with the complexities of interpretation that make the play so enduringly thought-provoking and rewarding. Though Creon's actions prove disastrous and Antigone's are vindicated, the Antigone is no simple study in the excesses of tyranny or the virtues of heroic resistance, but a more nuanced exploration of conflicting views of right and wrong and of the conditions that constrain human beings' efforts to control their destinies and secure their happiness. The book's chapters consider the extent of the original audience's acquaintance with earlier versions of the legends of Antigone's family, the structure of the plot as it unfolds in theatrical performance, the presentation of the characters and the motivations that drive them, the major political, social, and ethical themes that the play raises, and the resonance of those themes in the ways that the play has been interpreted, adapted, performed, and appropriated in later periods.

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra
A Book

by Sophocles,

  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release : 2008-08-14
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0199537178
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe. Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles's reputation has remained undimmed for two and a half thousand years. His greatest innovation in the tragic medium was his development of a central tragic figure, faced with a test of will and character, risking obloquy and death rather than compromise his or her principles: it is striking that Antigone and Electra both have a woman as their intransigent `hero'. Antigone dies rather than neglect her duty to her family, Oedipus's determination to save his city results in the horrific discovery that he has committed both incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mother and her lover keeps her in servitude and despair. These vivid translations combine elegance and modernity, and are equally suitable for reading or theatrical performance.

Antigone (Translated by E. H. Plumptre with an Introduction by J. Churton Collins)

Antigone (Translated by E. H. Plumptre with an Introduction by J. Churton Collins)
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-05
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN : 9781420953442
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Antigone," the first Theban play written by Sophocles yet chronologically last in the cycle, is a masterpiece of classical antiquity which examines the conflict between public duty and personal loyalty. Following the banishment of Oedipus, his two sons Eteocles and Polyneices have died leading opposite sides in Thebes's civil war, fighting each other for the throne. Queen Jocasta's brother Creon, now the ruler of Thebes, declares that Eteocles will be honored but Polyneices is to be publically shamed by refusing him burial rites. Creon declares that anyone attempting to do so will be put to death. In ancient Greece the refusal of burial rites was one of the most disrespectful acts that could have been shown to a person and their family. Antigone finds herself compelled by familial duty and disregards Creon's edict by scattering dirt across Polyneices's corpse. Creon, whose son Haemon is engaged to Antigone, finds himself torn between a personal loyalty to his family and a civic duty to punish Antigone for this crime. One of the greatest dramas from classical antiquity, "Antigone," along with its Theban counterparts, "Oedipus the King," and "Oedipus at Colonus," established Sophocles as one of the most renowned dramatists of his era. This edition follows the translation of E. H. Plumptre, includes an introduction by J. Churton Collins, and is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Sophocles' Antigone

Sophocles' Antigone
A Book

by Sophocles

  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 9780892366378
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A retelling of the Greek drama in which King Creon of Thebes refuses to allow the burial of his nephew, whom he has declared a traitor and whose sister, Antigone, is betrothed to Creon's son.

Antigone, Interrupted

Antigone, Interrupted
A Book

by Bonnie Honig

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2013-05-02
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 1107036976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A new interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone, exploring the intertwined history of law, politics, gender and humanism.

Antigone Uninterrupted

Antigone Uninterrupted
Antigone's Biographical Tale of Learning from Tragic Counsel

by Wendy Bustamante

  • Publisher : Vernon Press
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN : 1648890113
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book argues that while current scholarship on Antigone tends to celebrate work that takes Antigone out of her classical roots and puts her into contemporary frameworks, we do not need to place her in a new context and setting to appreciate what her insights offer. We can simply listen to her whole story and learn from what she learns from her father, Oedipus. While other works boldly claim to be progressively moving beyond the scope of tragic themes of mortality, Antigone Uninterrupted demonstrates that reading the Theban Plays in the order of Antigone’s biography (so to speak) expands our understanding of what Antigone could tell us about contemporary issues. This demonstration involves Hegel’s discussion of Antigone in his Phenomenology of Spirit, responses to Hegel on this point, and the author’s assessment that Antigone makes arguments in Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus that ought to be illuminated in contemporary scholarship. This book examines the three Theban Plays (Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone) in the order by which Antigone’s story is a continuous development of character and age, a unique approach for reasons the author identifies, but one she argues would be beneficial to future scholarship. Providing illuminating readings of both Sophocles’ tragedies and some key modern interpretations of the plays, this book holds broad appeal for those interested in subjects such as political science, gender theory, queer theory, literary criticism, theology, and sociology, to name a few.

Antigone's Claim

Antigone's Claim
Kinship Between Life and Death

by Judith Butler

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2002-04-05
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0231118953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why does marijuana seem to affect ones problem-solving capacity? Intoxicating Minds is, in the author's words, "a grand excavation of drug myth." Neither extolling nor condemning drug use, it is a story of scientific and artistic achievement, war and greed, empires and religions, and lessons for the future. Ciaran Regan looks at each class of drugs, describing the historical evolution of their use, explaining how they work within the brain's neurophysiology, and outlining the basic pharmacology of those substances. From a consideration of the effect of stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, and the reasons and consequences of their sudden popularity in the seventeenth century, the book moves to a discussion of more modern stimulants, such as cocaine and ecstasy. In addition, Regan explains how we process memory, the nature of thought disorders, and therapies for treating depression and schizophrenia. Regan then considers psychedelic drugs and their perceived mystical properties and traces the history of placebos to ancient civilizations. Finally, Intoxicating Minds considers the physical consequences of our co-evolution with drugs -- how they have altered our very being -- and offers a glimpse of the brave new world of drug therapies.

The Returns of Antigone

The Returns of Antigone
Interdisciplinary Essays

by Tina Chanter,Sean D. Kirkland

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 2014-10-07
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1438452934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Examines Antigone’s influence on contemporary European, Latin American, and African political activism, arts, and literature. Despite a venerable tradition of thinkers having declared the death of tragedy, Antigone lives on. Disguised in myriad national costumes, invited to a multiplicity of international venues, inspiring any number of political protests, Antigone transmits her energy through the ages and across the continents in an astoundingly diverse set of contexts. She continues to haunt dramatists, artists, performers, and political activists all over the world. This cutting-edge, interdisciplinary collection explores how and why, with essays ranging from philosophical, literary, and political investigations to queer theory, race theory, and artistic appropriations of the play. It also establishes an international scope for its considerations by including assessments of Latin American and African appropriations of the play alongside European receptions of the play.

Antigone Project

Antigone Project
A Play in 5 Parts

by Caridad Svich,Chiori Miyagawa,Sabrina Peck,Tanya Barfield,Karen Hartman

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 142
  • ISBN : 0578031507
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ANTIGONE PROJECT is a play in five parts by Tanya Barfield, Karen Hartman, Chiori Miyagawa, 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, and Caridad Svich that reconsiders the story of Antigone from a variety of rich and radical perspectives. With a preface by dramatist Lisa Schlesinger and an introduction by classics scholar Marianne McDonald, this is a unique addition to contemporary drama.

The Story of Antigone

The Story of Antigone
A Book

by Ali Smith,Sophocles (CRT)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-11
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN : 1782690891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The crow crossed the sky, slow-beating her wings. Beat, beat, beat. It was night, not yet morning, and her feathers were so black that she coasted the air invisible above the city wall. Thus begins Ali Smith's masterful retelling of Sophocles' tragedy about a young Theban princess, who decides to bury her dishonoured brother Polynices against King Creon's express orders - with heart-breaking consequences. Vividly told and wonderfully illustrated, Smith's Antigone is the perfect introduction to Greek tragedy for any reader, young or old.

Antigone by Jean Anouilh (Book Analysis)

Antigone by Jean Anouilh (Book Analysis)
Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

by Bright Summaries

  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Release : 2015-10-08
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 2806294762
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Unlock the more straightforward side of Antigone with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Antigone by Jean Anouilh, which was released during the Occupation in France and prompted a debate as to its possible interpretations. It tells the story of the young Antigone who fights against the authority of her uncle, King Creon, and is eventually sentenced to death. It was considered to be an attack on Marshal Pétain's Vichy government, sparking controversy and divided opinions. Anouilh was one of the most prolific writers in France following World War II and published many works about integrity and morals. Find out everything you need to know about Antigone in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!