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Antigone

Antigone

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by Sophocles
     
 

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One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, Antigone continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing of the nature of human suffering. Mr. Rudall’s splendid translation brings a new power and speakability to Sophocles’ prose.

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One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, Antigone continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing of the nature of human suffering. Mr. Rudall’s splendid translation brings a new power and speakability to Sophocles’ prose.

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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"Sophocles' text is inexhaustibly actual. It is also, at many points, challenging and remote from us. The Gibbons-Segal translation, with its rich annotations, conveys both the difficulties and the formidable immediacy. The choral odes, so vital to Sophocles' purpose, have never been rendered with finer energy and insight. Across more than two thousand years, a great dark music sounds for us."—George Steiner, Churchill College, Cambridge

"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, theatre groups, and theatre departments."—Library Journal [starred review of Oresteia and Antigone]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566632119
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Plays for Performance Series
Pages:
56
Sales rank:
1,093,996
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.57(h) x 0.22(d)

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Meet the Author

The Plays for Performance series is edited by Nicholas Rudall, former artistic director of the Court Theatre at the University of Chicago where he is professor of classics, and Bernard Sahlins, founder and director of the Second City. They both live in Chicago, Illinois.

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Antigone (Brown translation) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a great example of Greek tragedy and a definite classic. It is a must read for all who love historic dramas. Sophocles displays his thoughts about the times including the Greek Law of Revenge, moral law vs. civil law, and totalitarianism vs. democracy. You absolutely must read this wonderful story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The young boy, about ten or eleven, walked in.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stares at what happened to Elsa, scarred. ((IS ANY ADULT GOING TO STOP THIS??? I like Elsa from Frozen.))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gurgled happily(ok)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The young toddler wailed, wanting for a human to pick her up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He screamed in defiance, reaching for Jingle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She arched an appraising eyebrow, laughing. "Very true."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He watched curiously.
manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall I thought that this was a really good play. At some points it got confusing. It was hard to figure out what the meaning of some of the things that were said was. But, I still think that the play was really good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We just acted this book out and annitated it in my english class it requires you to think if what they are saying and you must have some time to be able to read it slowly and think it through but i loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Antigone was a very good read, it was crazy, and nothing I expected it to be in the end!
Jaw123 More than 1 year ago
New! Great condition! Great price! Received quickly!