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Antigone: In a New Translation by Nicholas Rudall

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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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“This version is far superior to any translation of the Antigone known to me. For the modern reader, the Antigone is now a rich and rewarding play in English.”—Robert J. Rabel, author of Plot and Point of View in the “Iliad”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566632102
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Series: Plays for Performance Series
  • Pages: 56
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sophocles (496-406 BC) lived through the greater part of the long struggle with Sparta and died a few months after Euripides. He is credited with developing the tragic form and his surviving tragedies are masterpieces of humanity and art.

Don Taylor was an English writer, director and producer in theatre, radio and television for over forty years. He is most noted for his television work, particularly in his early 1960s collaborations with playwright David Mercer.

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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

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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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