Sophocles Antigone

Author: Douglas Cairns
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472512146
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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.

Sophocles Antigone

Author: Sophocle
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521337014
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A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.

Recapturing Sophocles Antigone

Author: William Blake Tyrrell
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461641845
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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

Author: Sophocles
Editor: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 1580493882
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To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition? includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes. By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles? classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play. Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were more than two thousand years ago. Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can.

Sophocles Antigone

Author: Gita Wolf
Editor: Getty Publications
ISBN: 9780892366378
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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.

Sophocles Antigone Ed On The Basis Of Wolff S Ed By M L D Ooge

Author: Sophocles
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Sophocles Antigone

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Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139497847
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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 Burial At Thebes

Author: Sophocles
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466855487
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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.

Guide To Sophocles Antigone

Author: Joan V. O'Brien
Editor: Southern Illinois University
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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.

Bilingual Selections From Sophocles Antigone

Author: Sophocles
Editor: Southern Illinois Univ Pr
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An innovative teaching tool for beginning students and text for comparatists lacking facility in Greek, this inter­linear translation of seven related pas­sages provides an introduction to the art of Sophocles. In addition, a long introductory essay on the dimensions of the play analyzes Antigone’s androgy­nous nature. The passages chosen readily illustrate Sophocles’ diction and style and the play’s ironic structure. They also reveal the characters of the antagonists. Three are character studies of the heroine. Another, the famed Ode on Man, re­veals some of the dramatist’s deepest thoughts. O’Brien provides summaries of inter­vening portions of the play, the Greek alphabet, and a grammatical appendix. A transliteration of two passages—the Prologue and the Ode on Man—is de­signed to help the beginner learn the Greek alphabet and to show combined or elided words in their complete form.