Antigone

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ISBN: 9781408173244
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Number of pages: 96
Author: Sophocles,
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Antigone in PDF and EPUB 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.


Antigone

Filename: antigone.pdf
ISBN: 9781585106042
Release Date: 2012-12-21
Number of pages: 120
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Hackett Publishing

Download and read online Antigone in PDF and EPUB 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.


Antigone

Filename: antigone.pdf
ISBN: 9781408173237
Release Date: 2012-09-01
Number of pages: 96
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Antigone in PDF and EPUB This new 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.


Antigone

Filename: antigone.pdf
ISBN: 9781580493888
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 80
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

Download and read online Antigone in PDF and EPUB 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

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105048482207
Release Date: 1884
Number of pages: 196
Author: Sophocles
Publisher:

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Sophocles Antigone

Filename: sophocles-antigone.pdf
ISBN: 0521337011
Release Date: 1999-09-09
Number of pages: 366
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Sophocles Antigone in PDF and EPUB A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.


Sophocles Antigone

Filename: sophocles-antigone.pdf
ISBN: 0892366370
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 28
Author: Gita Wolf
Publisher: Getty Publications

Download and read online Sophocles Antigone in PDF and EPUB 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.


Feminist Readings of Antigone

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ISBN: 9781438432809
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Fanny Söderbäck
Publisher: SUNY Press

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Antigone Oedipus the King Electra

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ISBN: 0192835882
Release Date: 1998
Number of pages: 178
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online Antigone Oedipus the King Electra in PDF and EPUB 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.


The Antigone of Sophocles

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ISBN:
Release Date: 1929
Number of pages: 252
Author: Evelyn Shirley Shuckburgh
Publisher: CUP Archive

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Antigone

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ISBN: 9780413695406
Release Date: 2000-12-14
Number of pages: 72
Author: Jean Anouilh
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Antigone in PDF and EPUB 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 Interrupted

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ISBN: 9781107036970
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Number of pages: 321
Author: Bonnie Honig
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Antigone Interrupted in PDF and EPUB A new interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone, exploring the intertwined history of law, politics, gender and humanism.


The Three Theban Plays

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ISBN: 1101042699
Release Date: 1984-02-07
Number of pages: 432
Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Three Theban Plays in PDF and EPUB 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.


Antigone

Filename: antigone.pdf
ISBN: 1583423788
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 66
Author:
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

Download and read online Antigone in PDF and EPUB 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.