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The Book Sophocles Antigone
The Author Douglas Cairns
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date2016-08-25
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 160
ISBN 9781472512147
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Antigone
The Author Jean Anouilh
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2000-12-14
Genre Drama
Pages 72
ISBN 9780413695406
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Antigone
The Author Sophocles,
The Publisher A&C Black
Release Date2013-02-14
Genre Drama
Pages 96
ISBN 9781408173244
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The gods never move faster than when punishing men with the consequences of their own actions. Desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone's rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon condemns the young woman, his niece, to be buried alive. The people daren't object but the prophet Teiresias warns that this tyranny will anger the gods: the rotting corpse is polluting the city. Creon hesitates and his fate is sealed. Sophocles' great tragic play dramatises the clash between the family and the city and, with high poetry and deep tragedy, presents an irreconcilable but equally-balanced conflict. Sophoclean heroine Antigone has become a cultural archetype, the symbol of personal integrity and an icon of political freedom, whilst her co-protagonist Creon can be interpreted as either a civic saviour or a ruthless tyrant. This edition of Don Taylor's translation presents one of the most accessible and performable versions of this ancient play and provides a blueprint for understanding and staging the play today. The volume also contains a Translator's Note and a preface by Polly Findlay, the director of the National Theatre's 2012 staging of the play.


The Book Sophocles Antigone
The Author Sophocles
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date1999-09-09
Genre Drama
Pages 366
ISBN 0521337011
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.


The Book Sophocles Antigone
The Author Gita Wolf
The Publisher Getty Publications
Release Date2001
Genre Fiction
Pages 28
ISBN 0892366370
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The enduring story of Antigone--the Greek princess who braved the wrath of a king and sacrificed her own life in order to honor her slain brother--is retold here for contemporary readers. Through the words of the blind prophet Teiresias, we watch the inevitable tragedy unfold as Antigone discovers that her brother, a rebel against the rule of their uncle Creon, has been murdered and his body left unburied. Torn between duty to her uncle the king, love for her brother, and her duty to the gods, Antigone symbolizes the often tragic conflict between love and duty, honor and the law. This modern retelling of the story, best known through Sophocles' drama, is enhanced by original illustrations in the style of ancient Greek art silk-screened on handmade paper. Truly a unique and beautiful book, Sophocles' Antigone will be a treasured addition to the libraries of those who love the arts of ancient Greece and of fine, contemporary bookmaking.


The Book Antigone Oedipus the King Electra
The Author Sophocles
The Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date2008-08-14
Genre Drama
Pages 222
ISBN 9780191561108
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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' 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 neglect her duty to her family, Oedipus' 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 remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, economy, and sensitivity to the varied metres and modes of the original musical delivery make them equally suitable for reading or theatrical peformance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


The Book Sophocles 2 Antigone
The Author Sophocles
The Publisher Loeb Classical Library
Release Date1994
Genre Religion
Pages 608
ISBN 0674995589
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sophocles (497/6-406 BCE), considered one of the world's greatest poets, forged tragedy from the heroic excess of myth and legend. Seven complete plays are extant, including "Oedipus Tyrannus," "Ajax," "Antigone," and Philoctetes. Among many fragments that also survive is a substantial portion of the satyr drama "The Searchers."


The Book Antigone
The Author Slavoj ?i?ek
The Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date2016-10-20
Genre Philosophy
Pages 72
ISBN 9781474269391
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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? ?i?ek'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.


The Book The Antigone literally translated into English prose from the text of Brunck In the same page with the translation are given the original Greek the metres the order and English accentuation With notes By T W C Edwards
The Author Sophocles
The Publisher
Release Date1824
Genre
Pages 93
ISBN BL:A0019730978
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Feminist Readings of Antigone
The Author Fanny Söderbäck
The Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date2012-02-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 272
ISBN 9781438432809
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: New and classic essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.


The Book Antigone
The Author Anne Carson
The Publisher Oberon Books
Release Date2015-03-13
Genre Drama
Pages 64
ISBN 9781783198740
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Defying her uncle who governs, she dares to say ‘No’. Forging ahead with a funeral alone, she places personal allegiance before politics, a tenacious act that will trigger a cycle of destruction.


The Book Sophocles Antigone
The Author
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2011-04-18
Genre Drama
Pages
ISBN 9781139497848
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sophocles' Antigone comes alive in this new translation that will be useful for academic study and stage production. Diane Rayor's accurate yet accessible translation reflects the play's inherent theatricality. She provides an analytical introduction and comprehensive notes, and the edition includes an essay by director Karen Libman. Antigone begins after Oedipus and Jocasta's sons have killed each other in battle over the kingship. The new king, Kreon, decrees that the brother who attacked with a foreign army remain unburied and promises death to anyone who defies him. The play centers on Antigone's refusal to obey Kreon's law and Kreon's refusal to allow her brother's burial. Each acts on principle colored by gender, personality and family history. Antigone poses a conflict between passionate characters whose extreme stances leave no room for compromise. The highly charged struggle between the individual and the state has powerful implications for ethical and political situations today.


The Book Antigone
The Author Sophocles
The Publisher
Release Date1853
Genre
Pages 75
ISBN OXFORD:N11262291
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Recapturing Sophocles Antigone
The Author William Blake Tyrrell
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date1998-08-13
Genre Drama
Pages 192
ISBN 9781461641841
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 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.


The Book Mendelssohn s Music to the Antigone of Sophocles
The Author Arthur Mitchell Little
The Publisher
Release Date1891
Genre
Pages 92
ISBN PRNC:32101069150249
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage
The Author Erin B. Mee
The Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date2011-06-16
Genre Literary Collections
Pages 469
ISBN 9780199586196
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Sophocles' Antigone has been staged all over the world, and many of these productions have reconceived and remade the play to address local issues and concerns. This collection of essays explores the play's reception in numerous countries, as diverse as The Congo and Australia, Argentina and Japan.


The Book Portrayals of Antigone in Portugal
The Author
The Publisher BRILL
Release Date2017-04-03
Genre Literary Criticism
Pages 376
ISBN 9789004340060
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Portrayals of Antigone in Portugal offers an analysis of nine 20th and 21st century Portuguese literary and cinematic versions of this Theban myth.


The Book Antigone in Her Unbearable Splendor
The Author Charles Freeland
The Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date2013-06-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 315
ISBN 9781438446493
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A study of Lacan’s engagement with the Western philosophical traditions of ethical and political thought in his seventh seminar and later work.


The Book Antigone
The Author Owen McCafferty
The Publisher
Release Date2008
Genre Drama
Pages 43
ISBN UOM:39015080838439
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Three Theban Plays
The Author Sophocles
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date1984-02-07
Genre Drama
Pages 432
ISBN 1101042699
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.