Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585106046

Category: Drama

Page: 120

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This is an English translation of Sophocles’ tragedy of Antigone and her fate when she decides to bury her dead brother Polyneices. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.
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Law and Gender

Author: Joanne Conaghan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191651583

Category: Law

Page: 272

View: 2169

Gender is an increasingly prominent aspect of the contemporary debate and discourse around law. It is curious that gender, while figuring so centrally in the construction and organization of social life, is nevertheless barely visible in the conceptual armoury of law. In the jurisprudential imagination law is gender-less; as a result legal scholarship for the most part continues to hold on to the view that gender plays little or no role in the conceptual make-up, normative grounding, or categorical ordering of law. The official position is that the idea of law and legal fundamentals are, or at least ought to be, gender-independent. This book challenges these long-held assumptions. Exploring the relationship between law and gender it takes gender as a core concept and analytical tool and examines how law is conceptualized, organized, articulated, and legitimated. How can gender be given meaning in legal texts, doctrine, and practices, and how can gender operate within the law while simultaneously appearing to be outside it? The relationship between gender and the law is relevant to virtually all areas of law including in particular criminal law, tort law, family law, employment law, and human rights. Increasingly issues of gender are perceived as the concern of all, reflecting broader debates in the law, including those of equality and sexuality. Covering the key theoretical and substantive areas of jurisprudence, this volume by Joanne Conaghan will be essential reading for all interested in gender studies and legal theory more widely. It offers a clear, concise introduction to gender studies and central feminist concerns for a legal readership.
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Die literarische Verarbeitung des Antigone-Mythos im deutschen Theater des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Birte Kulder


ISBN: 3832460721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

View: 7132

Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Jährlich sehen etwa 750 000 Menschen in Deutschland ein antikes Drama. Damit machen antike Tragödien etwa ein Prozent des Repertoires deutschsprachiger Theater aus. Hinzu kommt eine Reihe von modernen Bearbeitungen antiker Sujets. Antikerezeption kann man in fast allen Bereichen des kulturellen Lebens feststellen. Diese Untersuchung beschränkt sich auf die literarische Verarbeitung des Antigone-Mythos im Bereich des modernen Theaters. Dieser Mythos wurde exemplarisch ausgewählt aufgrund seiner starken Präsenz auf deutschen Bühnen und wegen der großen Anzahl und Verschiedenartigkeit der Bearbeitungen im deutschsprachigen Raum. Wichtig ist, daß die antike Tragödie des Sophokles selbst nicht Gegenstand der Untersuchung sein wird, sondern deren Rezeption und literarische Verarbeitung auf dem Theater. Dennoch wird zunächst eine Einführung in den antiken Antigone-Mythos gegeben, wobei das Hauptaugenmerk auf der Tragödie des Sophokles liegt. Diese Informationen sind notwendig, da zwischen der literarischen Verarbeitung im 20. Jahrhundert und der antiken Vorlage intertextuelle Bezüge bestehen - das moderne Stück muß immer auf der Grundlage seiner Vorlage betrachtet werden. Andererseits üben auch die Verarbeitungen der literarischen Moderne Einfluß auf die Tragödie des Sophokles aus. Durch diese Neuinterpretationen des antiken Mythos öffnen sich auch neue Deutungsansätze für die Antigone aus dem Jahr 442 v.Chr. Für die Untersuchung wurde ein stoffgeschichtlicher Ansatz gewählt. Die einzelnen Stücke werden in chronologischer Reihenfolge einzeln untersucht, dabei wird auch der historische, soziologische, politische und theaterpraktische Ort der Mythen-Variante erläutert. Die untersuchten Dramen: Die untersuchten Stücke reichen von der einfachen Bearbeitung bis hin zur Veränderung des Fabelverlaufs. Zur Jahrhundertwende greift Hugo von Hofmannsthal den Antigone-Mythos auf und verfaßt ein Vorspiel zur Antigone des Sophokles. Fünfzehn Jahre später gibt der durch seine Rassentheorie bekannt gewordene Houston Stewart Chamberlain mit dem Tod der Antigone seine Deutung des antiken Mythos. Während des ersten Weltkriegs entsteht Walter Hasenclevers Antigone als Plädoyer gegen Krieg und Despotismus. Max Mell dagegen verfolgt in den Sieben gegen Theben einen weniger kritischen Ansatz. Als herausragendes Stück erscheint bei den deutschen Bearbeitungen die Variante von Bertolt Brecht. Auch er nimmt eine radikale Neuinterpretation des antiken [...]
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Masterpieces of Classic Greek Drama

Author: Helaine L. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313332685

Category: Drama

Page: 217

View: 1498

Overviews the political, historical, and cultural background of Greek drama and provides informative overviews of ten widely studied plays.
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Author: Sophocles

Publisher: N.A



Page: 136

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan Coll Division

ISBN: 9780023556012

Category: Drama

Page: 1469

View: 2611

An anthology of twenty-nine theatrical works, with critical commentary.
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Antigone Adapted

Sophocles' Antigone in Classic Drama and Modern Adaptation, Translation and Transformation

Author: Robert Cardullo

Publisher: Academica PressLlc

ISBN: 9781936320158

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 270

View: 9455

This anthology focuses on a literary figure—Sophocles' Antigone—who seems to have taken on a life independent of the play in which she was first featured: Antigone (441 B.C.) She has since appeared in numerous other plays, operas and films—even in comic books and songs—especially in the twentieth century: in the drama alone, we see her in works from Brecht and Hasenclever to Cocteau and Anouilh to Fugard and Heaney. Indeed, few narratives have been adapted for the stage as often as the legend of Antigone; each generation reinvents the myth to fit its own circumstances. In each reappearance, she bears the marks of the time that (re)produced her, and these manifestations of her character mutually modify each other. That is, while the character brings a known body of information to the new artistic situation, its place in that new context may well alter our understanding of the earlier appearances of Antigone as well. All the variations on the Antigone theme attest, each in its own way, to the immense vitality that has continued to inhabit this complex dramatic character over the centuries. At the center of Sophocles' original play is a struggle to reconcile personal beliefs with the needs or dictates of society. At no time is such a struggle more relevant than in periods of war, so it is not surprising that new adaptations of Antigone cluster around periods of armed conflict, whether between nations or within a single nation itself: for example, Argentina in the seven-year grip of its “Dirty War” on its own people in Griselda Gambaro's Antigonia Furiosa (1986), and the Republic of Congo as it is torn by AIDS, political corruption, internecine hostility, and military oppression in Sylvain Bemba's Black Wedding Candles for Blessed Antigone (1988). In Antigone Adapted, the nations or territories in question are ones not typically featured in Western anthologies of drama: Puerto Rico, in the troubled possession of the United States, in Luis Rafael Sánchez's The Passion of Antígona Perez (1968); and Slovenia, under the iron yoke of both Tito and the Soviet Union, in Dominik Smole's Antigona (1959).These translations---of Smole's play and Sanchez's---have never before appeared in English in the West,and the Sophocles translation is also a new one; This book makes these plays available for the first time. Though these twentieth-century adaptations of Antigone differ widely in style and theme, they all have their ultimate source in Sophocles' play. The text of the original is thus like a prism: turn it this way or that, and different colors shine through in each instance. The ancient war between Argo and Thebes has developed an archetypal quality in this age of international conflict—an age in which our everyday lives are frequently disrupted by events on the global political stage as well as the local domestic one.TABLE OF CONTENTS I.Introduction: “The Portable Antigone.” II.Luis Rafael Sánchez: Life and Work.III.The Passion of Antígona Pérez (1968), by Luis Rafael Sánchez.IV.Dominik Smole: Life and Work.V.Antigona (1959), by Dominik Smole.VI.Antigone (441 B.C.), by Sophocles.VII.Bibliography: English-Language Translations of Sophocles' Antigone.VIII.Production History of Sophocles' Antigone and Its Adaptations.IX.Bibliography: Adaptation and Greek Tragedy.
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Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019156110X

Category: Drama

Page: 222

View: 5207

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.
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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Author: Erin B. Mee,Helene P. Foley

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199586195

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 469

View: 8694

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.
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The Three Theban Plays

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042694

Category: Drama

Page: 432

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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.
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Des Sophokles Antigone

Griechisch und Deutsch (Classic Reprint)

Author: Sophocles Sophocles

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365610687

Category: Drama

Page: 314

View: 2558

Excerpt from Des Sophokles Antigone: Griechisch und Deutsch Die hohe Trefflichkeit der: - Bellenisehen Dichter wbrke geht in den Uebm*setzmgen häufig verloren, M nur die Gedanken, gewöhnlich noch üb0]'dißfi* in einen gespreizten Sprache, wiedeigngehan werden, hidrt ab er der. Unterscheideode Charakter der Rede, wodurch die Personen fein _geueichnet sind, . Nicht: die Form der sm; ver-age welcher die. Haup'tbegriffe sich nachdrücklich hervorheben; sondern man Opfert der Schwierigkeit des Versbaues größere Schönheiten auf, oder merkt diese gar nicht.. Ich habe mich nicht geschaut, ider Ucker setzung den Um. Gegeniiber zu stellen; nicht, dainit man die Uebertetaung daraus erklären könne: dam wo: diese etwa dunkel scheiben dürße, ist der. Griechische Text um nichts klarer, und 'der Ucberéetzung ist mit Absicht nur derselbe Grad der Verständlichkeit gege ben, wuldnan die U_rschrift himm= biofs.flr uns hat. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Plays for Young People

Citizenship; Scenes from Family Life; Totally Over You

Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408144794

Category: Drama

Page: 176

View: 1761

A collection of three plays for young actors written by Mark Ravenhill: Citizenship, Scenes from a Family Life and Totally Over You, and including an introduction by the author. Originally commissioned as part of the National Theatre Connections programme, these three plays were specifically written for teenagers and are ideal for young performers aged 13-25 years old. Written with greater warmth and humanity than you might expect from the author of such controversial works as Shopping and F***ing, Ravenhill's plays for teenagers are compassionate, intelligent and not at all patronising. With themes of particular interest to teenagers, the plays explore the search for identity during the transition to adulthood: self-perception, relationships, sexual identity and obsession with fame. Citizenship is a bittersweet comedy about growing up, following a boy's frank and messy search to discover his sexual identity: schoolboy Tom dreams of being kissed, but is unsure whether it is by a man or woman. Scenes from a Family Life is set in a world where everyone starts to dematerialise. Six months on and Jack and Stacy are the only boy and girl on the planet. For Jack it's a dream, for Stacy a nightmare. And when the vanished start to return, Jack has to learn how complex adult relationships are. Totally Over You is an exploration of celebrity-obsession. Four girls break up with their boyfriends when they decide they only want to see celebrities. The boys decide to trick the girls into thinking that they are on the brink of fame and fortune as a boy band. The girls decide to win the boys back. But what will happen when they discover the truth?
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Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works

Critical Essays

Author: Sharon Friedman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786452390

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 4081

Re-visioning the classics, often in a subversive mode, has evolved into its own theatrical genre in recent years, and many of these productions have been informed by feminist theory and practice. This book examines recent adaptations of classic texts (produced since 1980) influenced by a range of feminisms, and illustrates the significance of historical moment, cultural ideology, dramaturgical practice, and theatrical venue for shaping an adaptation. Essays are arranged according to the period and genre of the source text re-visioned: classical theater and myth (e.g. Antigone, Metamorphoses), Shakespeare and seventeenth-century theater (e.g. King Lear, The Rover), nineteenth and twentieth century narratives and reflections (e.g. The Scarlet Letter, Jane Eyre, A Room of One’s Own), and modern drama (e.g. A Doll House, A Streetcar Named Desire).
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Author: George Steiner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300069150

Category: Drama

Page: 316

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According to Greek legend, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the order of Creon, king of Thebes. Sentenced to death by Creon, she forestalled him by committing suicide. The theme of the conflict between Antigone and Creon--between the state and the individual, between man and woman, between young and old--has captured the Western imagination for more than 2000 years. George Steiner here examines the far-reaching legacy of this great classical myth. He considers its treatment in Western art, literature, and thought--in drama, poetry, prose, philosophic discourse, political tracts, opera, ballet, film, and even the plastic arts. A study in poetics and in the philosophy of reading, Antigones leads us to look again at the influence the Greek myths exercise on twentieth-century culture. "A remarkable feat of intellectual agility."--Washington Post Book World "[An] intellectually demanding but rewarding book. . . consistently stimulating and sometimes disturbing."--The New Republic "An. . . account of the various treatments of the Antigone theme in European languages. . . Penetrating and novel."--The New York Times Book Review "A tradition of intelligence and style lives in this prolific man."--Los Angeles Times "Antigones triumphantly demonstrates that Antigone could fill several volumes of study without becoming tedious or exhausted."--The New York Review of Books
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Sophocles: Antigone

Author: Sophocles,Mark Griffith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521337014

Category: Drama

Page: 366

View: 7640

A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.
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The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408179938

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 5131

This scathing satire and parable transposes the rise of Hitler to gangland Chicago and continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today.
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Feminist Readings of Antigone

Author: Fanny Söderbäck

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438432801

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 7660

New and classic essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.
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Author: Michael West

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408133318

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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There are things I haven't said. Things I want to say again. I need to think. I need more time. A sudden shock, and a man's life flashes before his eyes. He experiences an intense rush of extraordinary images and tangled memories, revelations and lost connections. People time and places swirl around him. As he valiantly attempts to stitch it all back together, will his luck hold out? The play's conceit follows a man who has suffered a stroke experiencing a series of flashbacks. Trapped within his own head, the audience are taken with him through a whistlestop tour of his life: a series of vivid, often painful episodes from childhood tragedy to crumbling marriage. In a beguiling portrait of mortality and humanity, Freefall explores memory, family and loss. From the author of Dublin by Lamplight and Foley, Freefall reunites award-winning Irish playwright Michael West with The Corn Exchange: Dublin's innovative theatre company who explore the boundaries and possibilities of theatre with their trademark style of Commedia dell'Arte. Freefall is a sharp, humorous and exhilarating look at the fragility of a human life, blending impressionistic beauty, poignancy and comedy.
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Mercury Fur

Author: Philip Ridley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408141523

Category: Drama

Page: 132

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Challenging new play by the enfant terrible of dark, disturbing drama Elliot is panicking. The party that he and his brother Darren have been planning has been brought forward - to tonight. In a lawless, ravaged city, where memories of the past have been brutally erased, the boys and their team survive by realising their clients' darkest fantasies. But just how far are they prepared to go in trading humanity for information? As the light fades and events spiral out of control it becomes clear that on the success of the evening hangs not just their security, but their existence. The world is at its worst...let the party begin. Mercury Fur is a challenging new work containing some explicit scenes that may cause offence. Published to tie-in with the play's premier at the Drum Theatre, Plymouth and The Chololate Factory, London in February 2005, produced by Paines Plough. "Philip Ridley is a singular writer, a prolific polymath, probably a genius, and the creator of some of the most peculiar, grotesque and compelling British plays (and films) of the last several years" Time Out
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'Wastwater' and '|'

Author: Simon Stephens

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408154870

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 6510

"You make one decision. It stays with you. It's like the consequences of it get into your bones." Set on the edges of Heathrow airport, Wastwater is an elliptical triptych - a snapshot of three different couples who make a choice that will define the fallout of their future. Harry is on the point of leaving England and Frieda knows she will never see him again. Lisa and Mark are on the point of a sexual betrayal that takes them into a place darker than they ever thought possible. Sian has a terrifying deal for Jonathan and she isn't going to take no for an answer. A reflective piece by a playwright at the height of his powers and career, Wastwater mimics the flexible and innovative form of Stephens's hit play Pornography with three overlapping, but detachable, parts which can be split and played in differing orders. The play contains Stephens's trademark combination of sensitive character depiction and tough confrontation with political choices. Wastwater is a meditative morality tale and a portrayal of modern-day relationships, formed and deformed by fatal decisions, inevitable consequences and fragile connections. This volume also contains the monologue T5, which portrays a road trip below the heart of London and follows a darkly magical flight out of the edges of the 21st century.
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