Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Overview

Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage is the first book to analyse what happens to Sophocles' play as it is adapted and (re)produced around the world, and the first to focus specifically on Antigone in performance. The essays, by an international gathering of noted scholars from a wide range of disciplines, highlight the numerous ways in which social, political, historical, and cultural contexts transform the material, how artists and audiences in diverse societies including Argentina, The Congo, Finland, ...

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Overview

Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage is the first book to analyse what happens to Sophocles' play as it is adapted and (re)produced around the world, and the first to focus specifically on Antigone in performance. The essays, by an international gathering of noted scholars from a wide range of disciplines, highlight the numerous ways in which social, political, historical, and cultural contexts transform the material, how artists and audiences in diverse societies including Argentina, The Congo, Finland, Haiti, India, Japan, and the United States interact with it, and the variety of issues it has been used to address.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199586196
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/31/2011
  • Series: Classical Presences Series
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,069,288
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Erin B. Mee is Assistant Professor and Acting Chair in the Department of Theater at Swarthmore College.

Helene Foley is Professor of Classics at Barnard College.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Mobilizing Antigone, Erin B. Mee & Helene P. Foley
I. Antigone in Antiquity
2. Antigone and the Internationalization of Theatre in Antiquity, Edith Hall
II. An Ancient Greek Play?
3. An Argentine Tradition, Moira Fradinger
4. Irish Antigone and Burying the Dead, Fiona Macintosh
III. Cultural Freedom
5. The Fight for Regional Autonomy Through Regional Culture: Antigone in Manipur, NE India, Erin B. Mee
6. Danbala's Daughter: Felix Morisseau-Leroy's Antigon, Moira Fradinger
7. Antigone Inculturated in Tainan of Southern Taiwan, Dongshin Chang
8. How the Fish Swims in Dirty Water: Antigone in Indonesia, Cobina Gillitt
IV. Antigone and Human Rights
9. Performing Rebellion: Eurydice's Cry in Turkey, Serap Erincin
10. 'You should have listened instead of mocking the spirits': Yup'ik Antigone in the Arctic, Dave Hunsaker
11. Declaring and Rethinking Solidarity: Antigone in Cracow, Marc Robinson
V. Individual vs. Collective
12. The Ku Na'uka Theatre Company's Antigone in Tokyo, Mae J. Smethurst
13. 'Suspect always, like the truth': The Antigone of Aris Alexandrou on the Urban Stage of Thessaloniki, 2003, Gonda Van Steen
VI. Antigone as Dissident
14. Antigone for Young Audiences: A Protest Parable, Mark Seamon
15. Democracy at War: Antigone: Insurgency in Toronto, Dongshin Chang
VII. Cultural Memory
16. No Grave in the Earth: Antigone's Emigration and Arab Circulations, Edward Ziter
17. Never Too Late: Antigone in a German WWII Cemetery in the Italian Appennines Mountains, Martina Treu
18. Voice from the Black Box: Sylvain Bemba's Black Wedding Candles for Blessed Antigone, Barbara Goff & Michael Simpson
VIII. Sophocles vs. Anouilh
19. Antigone in Egypt, Nehad Selaiha
20. Millennial Antigone in the US: Anouilh Revisited, Helene P. Foley
21. Antigone's Journey : From Athens to Edinburgh, via Paris and Tbilisi, Lorna Hardwick
22. 'Humanism', Scenography, Ideology: Antigone at the Finnish National Theatre, 1968, Hana Worthen

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