Guide to Sophocles' Antigone

A Student Edition with Commentary, Grammatical Notes, & Vocabulary

Author: Joan V. O'Brien

Publisher: Southern Illinois University


Category: Antigone (Greek mythology) in literature

Page: 208

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Guide to 7 passages from Antigone to be used with A.C. Pearson's text of the play, with the author's interlinear text of : The Bilingual selections from Sophocles' Antigone, or with an annotated school text.
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Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199840202

Category: Drama

Page: 208

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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.
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Serious Money

Author: Caryl Churchill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408171554

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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"A breathless, exhilarating crash course in the low morality of high finance" (Independent) Serious Money is perhaps Caryl Churchill's most notorious play. A satirical study of the effects of the Big Bang, it premiered at the Royal Court in 1987 and transferred to the West End. Since then, it has prompted city financiers the world over to applaud and decry its presentation of their lives. British Telecom refused to provide telephones for the Wyndham's production, writing to say that "This is a production with which no public company would wish to be associated".
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Author: Jean Anouilh,Ted Freeman

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0413695409

Category: Drama

Page: 72

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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.
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Antigone by Jean Anouilh (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries,


ISBN: 280626913X

Category: Drama

Page: 24

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In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you! Antigone by Jean Anouilh 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. This practical and insightful reading guide includes: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose 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. Shed new light on your favorite books with!
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Antigone Project

A Play in 5 Parts

Author: Caridad Svich,Chiori Miyagawa,Sabrina Peck,Tanya Barfield,Karen Hartman


ISBN: 0578031507

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 1469

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.
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A Companion to the History of the Book

Author: Simon Eliot,Jonathan Rose

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444356585

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 616

View: 9635

From the early Sumerian clay tablet through to the emergence of the electronic text, this Companion provides a continuous and coherent account of the history of the book. Makes use of illustrative examples and case studies of well-known texts Written by a group of expert contributors Covers topical debates, such as the nature of censorship and the future of the book
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Author: Gareth Jandrell,Sophocles,,Aeschylus,

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472570995

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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I mean, what is Thebes? A theocracy? No. A meritocracy? Certainly not. A monarchy? Kind of. A patriarchy? Less and less so. Thebes is many things, and to revolutionise that? Well, how? From Oedipus to Antigone, the story of Thebes remains a fascinating exploration of fate, morality and chaos, two and a half thousand years after the saga was originally written. The first domino falls as Oedipus realises he has unwittingly fulfilled a cruel and unusual prophecy. As control of Thebes is handed to Creon, his sons fight each other for the kingdom and his daughter Antigone is determined to serve the honour of her family to the bitter end. This version weaves together Sophocles and Aeschylus to present the full, visceral and bloody account of the Oedipus dynasty.
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Author: George Steiner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300069150

Category: Drama

Page: 316

View: 9542

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: N.A

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780936839257

Category: Drama

Page: 64

View: 7308

(Applause Books). Sophocles, Holderlin, Brecht, Malina four major figures in the world's theatre have all left their imprint on this remarkable dramatic text. Friedrich Holderlin translated Sophocles into German, Brecht adapted Holderlin, and now Judith Malina has rendered Brecht's version into a stunning English incarnation. Available for the first time in English.
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Another Antigone

Author: Albert Ramsdell Gurney

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822200512

Category: Drama

Page: 62

View: 5525

THE STORY: After many years of teaching the classics at a New England university, Henry Harper is not surprised by much--and particularly not by precocious students who want to rewrite his beloved Greek masterpieces to reflect current sociopolitical
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Five Plays

Author: Anton Chekhov

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804775748

Category: Drama

Page: 312

View: 6129

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904) overturned the dramatic conventions of his day and laid the groundwork for contemporary approaches to directing and acting. Now, for the first time, the full lyricism, humor, and pathos of his greatest plays are available to an English-speaking audience. Marina Brodskaya's new translations of Ivanov, The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard not only surpass in accuracy all previous translations, but also provide the first complete English text of the plays, restoring passages entirely omitted by her predecessors. This much-needed volume renders Chekhov in language that will move readers and theater audiences alike, making accessible his wordplay, unstated implications, and innovations. His characters' vulnerabilities, needs, and neuroses—their humanity—emerge through their genuine, self-absorbed conversations. The plays come to life as never before and will surprise readers with their vivacity, originality, and relevance.
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Theban Plays

Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872205857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 505

This powerful new rendering of the plays of the Theban cycle includes, in addition to the translators' celebrated Oedipus Tyrannus, annotated new translations of Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus. Peter Meineck is Producing Artistic Director of The Aquila Theatre Co, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ancient Studies, New York University and teacher of Greek Drama at the Tisch School for the Arts.
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The Story of Antigone

Author: Ali Smith,Sophocles (CRT)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781782690894

Category: Children's stories

Page: 100

View: 2022

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.
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The Burial at Thebes

A Version of Sophocles' Antigone

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1466855487

Category: Drama

Page: 88

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Sophocles' play, first staged in the fifth century B.C., stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who affirm the individual's human rights and those who must protect the state's security. During the War of the Seven Against Thebes, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, learns that her brothers have killed each other, having been forced onto opposing sides of the battle. When Creon, king of Thebes, grants burial of one but not the "treacherous" other, Antigone defies his order, believing it her duty to bury all of her close kin. Enraged, Creon condemns her to death, and his soldiers wall her up in a tomb. While Creon eventually agrees to Antigone's release, it is too late: She takes her own life, initiating a tragic repetition of events in her family's history. In this outstanding new translation, commissioned by Ireland's renowned Abbey Theatre to commemorate its centenary, Seamus Heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in Sophocles' masterpiece, and inks it with his own modern and masterly touch.
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Fearless Femininity by Women in American Theatre, 1910s to 2010s - Student Edition

Author: Greeley, Lynne

Publisher: Cambria Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 3751

Note: this is an abridged version of the book with references removed. The complete edition is also available. In this unprecedented, fascinating book which covers women in theatre from the 1910s to the 2010s, author Lynne Greeley notes that, for the purposes of this study, "feminism" is defined as the political impulse toward economic and social empowerment for females or the female-identified, a position perceived by many feminists as oppositional to ideas of femininity that they see as personally and politically constraining and that "femininity" comprises social behaviors and practices that mean as "many different things as there are women," some of which are empowering and others of which are not. This book illuminates how throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first, playwrights and artists in American theatre both embodied and disrupted the feminine of their times. Through approaches as wide ranging as performing their own recipes, energizing silences, raging against war and rape, and inviting the public to inscribe their naked bodies, theatre artists have used performance as a site to insert themselves between the physicality of their female presence and the liminality of their disrupting the role of the feminine. Capturing that place of liminality, a neither-here-nor-there place that is often unsafe, where the established order is overturned by acts as banal as raising a plant, women have written and performed and disrupted their way through one hundred years of theatre history, even within the constraints of a variably rigid and usually unsympathetic social order. Creating a feminist femininity, they have reinscribed their place in the culture and provided models for their audiences to do the same. This comprehensive tome, part of the Cambria Contemporary Global Performing Arts headed by John Clum (Duke University) is an essential addition for theater studies and women's studies.
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Classical Mythology

Author: Mark P. O. Morford,Robert J. Lenardon

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195143386

Category: Religion

Page: 681

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Classical Mythology, Sixth Edition, continues to build on its best-selling tradition of focusing on the literary tradition of Greek and Roman mythology through extensive translations of original mythological sources. Its coverage of comparative and interpretative approaches as well as evidence from art and archeology is expanded in this edition. Morford and Lenardon's insightful and accessible discussion of classical myths in their historical and cultural settings, as well as their survival in literature, art, music, and film, remains unparalleled: This comprehensive introduction to classical mythology features new translations, expanded critical coverage, an expanded art program, and a new web site.
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Literature for Life and Work, Book 2, Student Edition

Author: McGraw-Hill Education

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780538667142

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 418

View: 6763

Literature for Life and Work Book Two (Grade 10) brings relevance and depth to any language arts and literature curriculum. This volume and the other three exciting, colorful anthologies comprise a program that brings the traditional literature categories of study into the realities of the world of work. Project driven, with technical writing exercises and interpersonal skill development activities, each component of this series makes literature personal, practical, and pragmatic for all learners!
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Anouilh: Eurydice

Author: Jean Anouilh

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: 9781853993657

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 212

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Throughout his long and prolific career as one of France's leading modern dramatists, Jean Anouilh has been fascinated by the theme of the fragility of youthful idealism. Is it possible for the illusions of adolescence to accommodate the compromises and hard truths of middle age? Can love survive in an absolute form, as the young may be led to hope by some of the most venerable fables of European literature and of Greek mythology? Indeed can love survive in any form whatsoever? Modern French theatre in particular has been drawn to Greek myth as a vehicle for an examination of eternal human dilemmas. Anouilh joins Cocteau, Giraudoux and Sartre at the head of a large group of French dramatists who used Greek themes in this way from the 1920s onwards. The particular theme that Anouilh explores is the anarchy created by the conflict between ego and Eros. Eurydice and Médée , although somewhat different in style (and instructively so for the student of Anouilh's theatre), may be regarded as complementary studies in the neo-Greek vein of the key Anouilh theme : 'Il y a l'amour bien sûr. Et puis il y a la vie, son ennemie.'Eurydice and Médée represent two powerful treatments of this theme, which is central not only to Anouilh's work, but also, as the editor suggests in his introduction, to the personal life of this notoriously private author.
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Author: Jonathan Holmes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408125498

Category: Drama

Page: 45

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In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina narrowly missed New Orleans. The resulting storms breached rotting levees and emptied neighbouring lake Pontchartrain into the city. Marooned by floodwater that swamped over 80% of their homes, the inhabitants had to wait a week without food or clean water before their own government came to their aid. Katrina uses survivor testimonies and the rich cultural tradition of New Orleans to tell the story of the immediate aftermath of the hurricane. Shedding light on some of the more extraordinary and under-reported aspects of the tragedy, the play portrays an odyssey through a drowned space and a series of encounters with individuals displaced and abandoned within their own city. The plot follows from the death of Virgil, a decadent old New Orleanian, who has been killed by Hurricane Katrina. Trapped by the rising floodwater his partner Beatrice determines to take his body to safety at City Hall. During her journey she encounters a number of other survivors and hears their tales. A Jericho House production, Katrina premiered at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, on 1 September 2009.
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