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ANTIGONE
     

ANTIGONE

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by Sophocles, Owen McCafferty (Adapted by)
 

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A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights.

The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone’s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must she follow

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A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights.

The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone’s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must she follow her conscience and lay her beloved brother to rest?

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848420175
Publisher:
Theatre Communications Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Reginald Gibbons is the author of nine volumes of poems, including Sparrow: New and Selected Poems, It's Time and Fern-Texts. With Charles Segal he has also translated Euripides' Bakkhai. He teaches at Northwestern University. The late Charles Segal was Walter C. Klein Professor of the Classics at Harvard University. His many books include Sophocles' Tragic World, Tragedy and Civilization: An Interpretation of Sophocles, and Oedipus Tyrannus: Tragic Heroism and the Limits of Knowledge.

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Antigone (Brown translation) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 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.
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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
The young toddler wailed, wanting for a human to pick her up.
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!