Antigone

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Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. The new versions remain faithful to the original Greek, yet the language has all the immediacy of contemporary English. The result is a series of genuinely actable plays, which bring students as close as possible to the playwrights' original words and intentions.

Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, which include suggestions for discussion and analysis. ...

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Antigone

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Overview

Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. The new versions remain faithful to the original Greek, yet the language has all the immediacy of contemporary English. The result is a series of genuinely actable plays, which bring students as close as possible to the playwrights' original words and intentions.

Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, which include suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities.

Paul Woodruff's translation of one of Sophocles' most famous tragedies captures the dramatic and poetic intensity of the ancient Greek play without sacrificing accuracy. This edition also features an Introduction and annotations by the translator.

Author Biography: Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas, Austin. His translations of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus (with Peter Meineck) and Euripides' Bacchae are also available from Hackett Publishing Company.

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Editorial Reviews

Joseph Russo
A lucid, well-paced translation, natural enough sounding in the dialogue to make a good acting version.
Library Journal
These two new additions to Oxford's "Greek Tragedy in New Translations" series only add to the luster of the previous releases. Each is firmly packed with insightful introductions, comprehensive and numbered notes, glossaries, and up-to-date bibliographies (the plays' texts take up about half of each volume). The collaboration of poet and scholar in each volume produces a language that is easy to read and easy to speak (compare, for instance, the Watchman's first lines in Shapiro and Burian's Agamemnon with those in Lattimore's 1947 translation). Each volume's introduction presents the play's action and themes with some detail. The translators' notes describe the linguistic twists and turns involved in rendering the text into a modern poetic language. Both volumes are enthusiastically recommended for academic libraries, theater groups, and theater departments.-Larry Schwartz, Minnesota State Univ., Moorhead Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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A lucid, well-paced translation, natural enough sounding in the dialogue to make a good acting version, and remarkably successful in making the choruses clear, lyrical, and yet part of the dramatic movement. Woodruff's rendering of the choruses especially impresses me by the way he manages to render complex syntax and imagery of the original--often tangled and occasionally obscure in its allusiveness--into clear and genuinely poetic English. --Joseph Russo, Haverford College

When a play has been translated as many times as the Antigone, a new version has to have some remarkable qualities in order to merit attention. Happily, Woodruff's Antigone has just that. Most notably, his text is performable: when read aloud it displays real pace and force. . . . Of course, performability is often gained at the expense of what we might call 'faithfulness' to the original text--and in practical terms, this means that a performance translation rarely serves well as a teaching text. Woodruff, then, has pulled off a remarkable feat in that this edition will serve the teacher and student of Sophocles as well as it would the actor. The original line numbers are preserved and the text is seldom distorted: Woodruff is aware that the words used by Sophocles matter, and employs footnotes to good effect to explain points of linguistic and cultural interest in a concise and accessible way. The flavour of Sophocles' play is also preserved by the stage directions, which are envisaged in terms of the ancient rather than the modern stage. The choral odes--which are translated with particular clarity--are also marked and divided into strophes and antistrophes. What also sets the translation apart is the quality of the introduction and appendices, which are both well informed and address the reader in a direct way. Woodruff succeeds in being straightforward but not patronizing and whilst his target audience is presumably a student of A-level or university level, this edition would be a good starting point for any intelligent adult who wished to read the play. Woodruff frames scholarly debates in such a way as to invite reaction from the reader and to encourage informed debate. Notable, too, is that he strives to keep the text 'open': as well as presenting different scholarly views on the play, he even provides 'Endnotes' where he provides information on readings of the manuscripts, thus providing access to debates from which the student is normally excluded. As part of this project--and refreshingly in my view--he makes his own presence felt: he informs us as to his own views on the play and spells out his objectives as a translator, thus opening up yet another aspect of investigation and debate. This is a provocative edition of the Antigone, which fulfills many of its high ambitions. For me, the vibrancy of Woodruff's approach to the play shines through, giving us a text just waiting to be read aloud, discussed and debated. --James Robson, The Joint Association of Classical Teachers Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780554886978
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to Antigone
Suggestions for Further Reading
Note on the Translation
Theban Royal Family Tree
Cast of Characters
Antigone 1
Endnotes 59
Appendix: Hegel on Antigone 63
Selected Bibliography 66
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    German?

    Uhm i cant read german.........

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2013

    Do not download

    Cant open it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Bad scan - unreadable

    The introduction and notes are in English and are mostly readable. But the body of the play is in Greek and did not OCR at all. The result is pure gibberish.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Illegible

    So many typos and errors that it is unreadable.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    Horrible

    It was all sscrambled letters

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Unreadable

    Digitized very poorly.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2013

    This copy's so poorly digitized, it's illegible

    The play's a must-read, but you'll find this copy illegible, as multiple previous, honest reviewers have noted.

    Beware of:
    1. Poorly digitized copies, like this one, that are illegible. Shame on BN for letting this horrendous version should in the NOOK Store!

    2. "Reviewers" who shill for whoever published this awful copy.

    3. Reviewers of the story itself, who haven't bothered to even skim this copy. If they bothered, they'd warn you to find a better formatted (read: legible) copy elsewhere.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    I liked it!

    My english class read his and u thoughti would hate it! But i thoroghly enjoyed it! Antigone was very powerful especially for a women of the age... it is written in play form if thats a turn off for you, and its a greek traggedy so it is sad...but if you like ancient greece, give it a try! But try to do some backround research first

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    A really good book

    I really like this book it is a really good ad venture biok if toyb want an adventure

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2011

    Awosone

    Isvso interesting

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

    Curiosity

    I've read so many books that cite Antigone so I wanted to satisfy my curiosity. I am not sure what the hype is all about. It is like all other Greek tragedies. I don't know why it's such a favorite among the literati.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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