Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1585106046

Category: Drama

Page: 120

View: 7658

This is an English translation of Sophocles’ tragedy of Antigone and her fate when she decides to bury her dead brother Polyneices. Focus Classical Library provides close translations with notes and essays to provide access to understanding Greek culture.

Law and Gender

Author: Joanne Conaghan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199592926

Category: Law

Page: 253

View: 3617

This book explores the relationship between law and gender and in particular the relevance of gendered analyses to conceptions of law and legal theory. The book considers why gender is thought to be formally irrelevant to law notwithstanding its centrality as a key category of social organization. The focus of the book includes analyses of case law, consideration of the historical role of gender in law, the relevance of gender to modern jurisprudence and agendered interrogation of ideas of legal reason. The book will be of interest to anyone engaged with questions of law and legal theory and will also be of relevance to scholars and students in the fieldsgender, sexuality and feminism.

Die literarische Verarbeitung des Antigone-Mythos im deutschen Theater des 20. Jahrhunderts

Author: Birte Kulder


ISBN: 3832460721

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

View: 7947

Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Jährlich sehen etwa 750 000 Menschen in Deutschland ein antikes Drama. Damit machen antike Tragödien etwa ein Prozent des Repertoires deutschsprachiger Theater aus. Hinzu kommt eine Reihe von modernen Bearbeitungen antiker Sujets. Antikerezeption kann man in fast allen Bereichen des kulturellen Lebens feststellen. Diese Untersuchung beschränkt sich auf die literarische Verarbeitung des Antigone-Mythos im Bereich des modernen Theaters. Dieser Mythos wurde exemplarisch ausgewählt aufgrund seiner starken Präsenz auf deutschen Bühnen und wegen der großen Anzahl und Verschiedenartigkeit der Bearbeitungen im deutschsprachigen Raum. Wichtig ist, daß die antike Tragödie des Sophokles selbst nicht Gegenstand der Untersuchung sein wird, sondern deren Rezeption und literarische Verarbeitung auf dem Theater. Dennoch wird zunächst eine Einführung in den antiken Antigone-Mythos gegeben, wobei das Hauptaugenmerk auf der Tragödie des Sophokles liegt. Diese Informationen sind notwendig, da zwischen der literarischen Verarbeitung im 20. Jahrhundert und der antiken Vorlage intertextuelle Bezüge bestehen - das moderne Stück muß immer auf der Grundlage seiner Vorlage betrachtet werden. Andererseits üben auch die Verarbeitungen der literarischen Moderne Einfluß auf die Tragödie des Sophokles aus. Durch diese Neuinterpretationen des antiken Mythos öffnen sich auch neue Deutungsansätze für die Antigone aus dem Jahr 442 v.Chr. Für die Untersuchung wurde ein stoffgeschichtlicher Ansatz gewählt. Die einzelnen Stücke werden in chronologischer Reihenfolge einzeln untersucht, dabei wird auch der historische, soziologische, politische und theaterpraktische Ort der Mythen-Variante erläutert. Die untersuchten Dramen: Die untersuchten Stücke reichen von der einfachen Bearbeitung bis hin zur Veränderung des Fabelverlaufs. Zur Jahrhundertwende greift Hugo von Hofmannsthal den Antigone-Mythos auf und verfaßt ein Vorspiel zur Antigone des Sophokles. Fünfzehn Jahre später gibt der durch seine Rassentheorie bekannt gewordene Houston Stewart Chamberlain mit dem Tod der Antigone seine Deutung des antiken Mythos. Während des ersten Weltkriegs entsteht Walter Hasenclevers Antigone als Plädoyer gegen Krieg und Despotismus. Max Mell dagegen verfolgt in den Sieben gegen Theben einen weniger kritischen Ansatz. Als herausragendes Stück erscheint bei den deutschen Bearbeitungen die Variante von Bertolt Brecht. Auch er nimmt eine radikale Neuinterpretation des antiken [...]

Masterpieces of Classic Greek Drama

Author: Helaine L. Smith

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313332685

Category: Drama

Page: 217

View: 2071

Overviews the political, historical, and cultural background of Greek drama and provides informative overviews of ten widely studied plays.

Staging of Classical Drama around 2000

Author: Pavlína N. Šípová,Alena Sarkissian

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443809276

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 2375

Classical drama on the modern stage as a cultural and political phenomenon is scholarly trailed since the 1950s and 60s and intensified in the last third of the twentieth century. The evidence is being extensively documented, pioneered by Walton (1987) and McDonald (1992) and subsequently developed by collaborative research projects which include published databases. It is clear from the work of these projects that performance of classical drama is a major feature in all types of theatre – avant-garde and experimental, student, international and fringe, epic and classical, commercial, popular and canonical. This means that it is closely intertwined with the politics of locale, environment and geography as well as of language, translation and culture. Each of the essays has a specialised contribution to make. However, the total impact of the whole section will be even greater than the sum of the parts because the authors not only intersect in their discussions of common concerns in modern performance of ancient drama but also provide case studies that will add to the knowledge base and critical acumen of everyone working in the field.


Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan Coll Division

ISBN: 9780023556012

Category: Drama

Page: 1469

View: 5261

An anthology of twenty-nine theatrical works, with critical commentary.

Antigone Adapted

Sophocles' Antigone in Classic Drama and Modern Adaptation, Translation and Transformation

Author: Robert Cardullo

Publisher: Academica PressLlc

ISBN: 9781936320158

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 270

View: 6936

This anthology focuses on a literary figure—Sophocles' Antigone—who seems to have taken on a life independent of the play in which she was first featured: Antigone (441 B.C.) She has since appeared in numerous other plays, operas and films—even in comic books and songs—especially in the twentieth century: in the drama alone, we see her in works from Brecht and Hasenclever to Cocteau and Anouilh to Fugard and Heaney. Indeed, few narratives have been adapted for the stage as often as the legend of Antigone; each generation reinvents the myth to fit its own circumstances. In each reappearance, she bears the marks of the time that (re)produced her, and these manifestations of her character mutually modify each other. That is, while the character brings a known body of information to the new artistic situation, its place in that new context may well alter our understanding of the earlier appearances of Antigone as well. All the variations on the Antigone theme attest, each in its own way, to the immense vitality that has continued to inhabit this complex dramatic character over the centuries. At the center of Sophocles' original play is a struggle to reconcile personal beliefs with the needs or dictates of society. At no time is such a struggle more relevant than in periods of war, so it is not surprising that new adaptations of Antigone cluster around periods of armed conflict, whether between nations or within a single nation itself: for example, Argentina in the seven-year grip of its “Dirty War” on its own people in Griselda Gambaro's Antigonia Furiosa (1986), and the Republic of Congo as it is torn by AIDS, political corruption, internecine hostility, and military oppression in Sylvain Bemba's Black Wedding Candles for Blessed Antigone (1988). In Antigone Adapted, the nations or territories in question are ones not typically featured in Western anthologies of drama: Puerto Rico, in the troubled possession of the United States, in Luis Rafael Sánchez's The Passion of Antígona Perez (1968); and Slovenia, under the iron yoke of both Tito and the Soviet Union, in Dominik Smole's Antigona (1959).These translations---of Smole's play and Sanchez's---have never before appeared in English in the West,and the Sophocles translation is also a new one; This book makes these plays available for the first time. Though these twentieth-century adaptations of Antigone differ widely in style and theme, they all have their ultimate source in Sophocles' play. The text of the original is thus like a prism: turn it this way or that, and different colors shine through in each instance. The ancient war between Argo and Thebes has developed an archetypal quality in this age of international conflict—an age in which our everyday lives are frequently disrupted by events on the global political stage as well as the local domestic one.TABLE OF CONTENTS I.Introduction: “The Portable Antigone.” II.Luis Rafael Sánchez: Life and Work.III.The Passion of Antígona Pérez (1968), by Luis Rafael Sánchez.IV.Dominik Smole: Life and Work.V.Antigona (1959), by Dominik Smole.VI.Antigone (441 B.C.), by Sophocles.VII.Bibliography: English-Language Translations of Sophocles' Antigone.VIII.Production History of Sophocles' Antigone and Its Adaptations.IX.Bibliography: Adaptation and Greek Tragedy.

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019156110X

Category: Drama

Page: 222

View: 2872

Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe. Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles' reputation has remained undimmed for two and a half thousand years. His greatest innovation in the tragic medium was his development of a central tragic figure, faced with a test of will and character, risking obloquy and death rather than compromise his or her principles: it is striking that Antigone and Electra both have a woman as their intransigent 'hero'. Antigone dies rather neglect her duty to her family, Oedipus' determination to save his city results in the horrific discovery that he has committed both incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mother and her lover keeps her in servitude and despair. These vivid translations combine elegance and modernity, and are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy. Their sonorous diction, economy, and sensitivity to the varied metres and modes of the original musical delivery make them equally suitable for reading or theatrical peformance. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Author: Erin B. Mee,Helene P. Foley

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199586195

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 469

View: 3403

Sophocles' Antigone has been staged all over the world, and many of these productions have reconceived and remade the play to address local issues and concerns. This collection of essays explores the play's reception in numerous countries, as diverse as The Congo and Australia, Argentina and Japan.

The Three Theban Plays

Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042694

Category: Drama

Page: 432

View: 9099

The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family—Antigone, Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus—are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative and acclaimed translation conveys all of Sophocles's lucidity and power: the cut and thrust of his dialogue, his ironic edge, the surge and majesty of his choruses and, above all, the agonies and triumphs of his characters. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by the renowned classicist Bernard Knox. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works

Critical Essays

Author: Sharon Friedman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786452390

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 6420

Re-visioning the classics, often in a subversive mode, has evolved into its own theatrical genre in recent years, and many of these productions have been informed by feminist theory and practice. This book examines recent adaptations of classic texts (produced since 1980) influenced by a range of feminisms, and illustrates the significance of historical moment, cultural ideology, dramaturgical practice, and theatrical venue for shaping an adaptation. Essays are arranged according to the period and genre of the source text re-visioned: classical theater and myth (e.g. Antigone, Metamorphoses), Shakespeare and seventeenth-century theater (e.g. King Lear, The Rover), nineteenth and twentieth century narratives and reflections (e.g. The Scarlet Letter, Jane Eyre, A Room of One’s Own), and modern drama (e.g. A Doll House, A Streetcar Named Desire).

Des Sophokles Antigone

Griechisch und Deutsch (Classic Reprint)

Author: Sophocles Sophocles

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365610687

Category: Drama

Page: 314

View: 1937

Excerpt from Des Sophokles Antigone: Griechisch und Deutsch Die hohe Trefflichkeit der: - Bellenisehen Dichter wbrke geht in den Uebm*setzmgen häufig verloren, M nur die Gedanken, gewöhnlich noch üb0]'dißfi* in einen gespreizten Sprache, wiedeigngehan werden, hidrt ab er der. Unterscheideode Charakter der Rede, wodurch die Personen fein _geueichnet sind, . Nicht: die Form der sm; ver-age welcher die. Haup'tbegriffe sich nachdrücklich hervorheben; sondern man Opfert der Schwierigkeit des Versbaues größere Schönheiten auf, oder merkt diese gar nicht.. Ich habe mich nicht geschaut, ider Ucker setzung den Um. Gegeniiber zu stellen; nicht, dainit man die Uebertetaung daraus erklären könne: dam wo: diese etwa dunkel scheiben dürße, ist der. Griechische Text um nichts klarer, und 'der Ucberéetzung ist mit Absicht nur derselbe Grad der Verständlichkeit gege ben, wuldnan die U_rschrift himm= biofs.flr uns hat. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Plays for Young People

Citizenship; Scenes from Family Life; Totally Over You

Author: Mark Ravenhill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408144794

Category: Drama

Page: 176

View: 3483

A collection of three plays for young actors written by Mark Ravenhill: Citizenship, Scenes from a Family Life and Totally Over You, and including an introduction by the author. Originally commissioned as part of the National Theatre Connections programme, these three plays were specifically written for teenagers and are ideal for young performers aged 13-25 years old. Written with greater warmth and humanity than you might expect from the author of such controversial works as Shopping and F***ing, Ravenhill's plays for teenagers are compassionate, intelligent and not at all patronising. With themes of particular interest to teenagers, the plays explore the search for identity during the transition to adulthood: self-perception, relationships, sexual identity and obsession with fame. Citizenship is a bittersweet comedy about growing up, following a boy's frank and messy search to discover his sexual identity: schoolboy Tom dreams of being kissed, but is unsure whether it is by a man or woman. Scenes from a Family Life is set in a world where everyone starts to dematerialise. Six months on and Jack and Stacy are the only boy and girl on the planet. For Jack it's a dream, for Stacy a nightmare. And when the vanished start to return, Jack has to learn how complex adult relationships are. Totally Over You is an exploration of celebrity-obsession. Four girls break up with their boyfriends when they decide they only want to see celebrities. The boys decide to trick the girls into thinking that they are on the brink of fame and fortune as a boy band. The girls decide to win the boys back. But what will happen when they discover the truth?


Author: George Steiner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300069150

Category: Drama

Page: 316

View: 9651

According to Greek legend, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, secretly buried her brother in defiance of the order of Creon, king of Thebes. Sentenced to death by Creon, she forestalled him by committing suicide. The theme of the conflict between Antigone and Creon--between the state and the individual, between man and woman, between young and old--has captured the Western imagination for more than 2000 years. George Steiner here examines the far-reaching legacy of this great classical myth. He considers its treatment in Western art, literature, and thought--in drama, poetry, prose, philosophic discourse, political tracts, opera, ballet, film, and even the plastic arts. A study in poetics and in the philosophy of reading, Antigones leads us to look again at the influence the Greek myths exercise on twentieth-century culture. "A remarkable feat of intellectual agility."--Washington Post Book World "[An] intellectually demanding but rewarding book. . . consistently stimulating and sometimes disturbing."--The New Republic "An. . . account of the various treatments of the Antigone theme in European languages. . . Penetrating and novel."--The New York Times Book Review "A tradition of intelligence and style lives in this prolific man."--Los Angeles Times "Antigones triumphantly demonstrates that Antigone could fill several volumes of study without becoming tedious or exhausted."--The New York Review of Books

Sophocles: Antigone

Author: Sophocles,Mark Griffith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521337014

Category: Drama

Page: 366

View: 5378

A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408179938

Category: Drama

Page: 88

View: 3509

This scathing satire and parable transposes the rise of Hitler to gangland Chicago and continues to have relevance wherever totalitarianism appears today.

Sophocles, 2

King Oedipus, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

Author: Sophocles

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812216660

Category: Drama

Page: 274

View: 2691

The Penn Greek Drama Series presents original literary translations of the entire corpus of classical Greek drama: tragedies, comedies, and satyr plays. It is the only contemporary series of all the surviving work of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander. This volume presents fresh versions of Sophocles's Theban plays, which include the most famous of the ancient Greek tragedies, King Oedipus. Sophocles reveals the history of Oedipus from the fulfillment of the oracle that foretold he would kill his father, outwit the Sphinx, marry his mother, and have a family, through his banishment and tortured death as a blind man and the attempted redemption of the family by his daughter, Antigone. Translations are by Jascha Kessler (King Oedipus), George Garrett (Oedipus at Colonus), and Kelly Cherry (Antigone).


Author: Michael West

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408133318

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 3584

There are things I haven't said. Things I want to say again. I need to think. I need more time. A sudden shock, and a man's life flashes before his eyes. He experiences an intense rush of extraordinary images and tangled memories, revelations and lost connections. People time and places swirl around him. As he valiantly attempts to stitch it all back together, will his luck hold out? The play's conceit follows a man who has suffered a stroke experiencing a series of flashbacks. Trapped within his own head, the audience are taken with him through a whistlestop tour of his life: a series of vivid, often painful episodes from childhood tragedy to crumbling marriage. In a beguiling portrait of mortality and humanity, Freefall explores memory, family and loss. From the author of Dublin by Lamplight and Foley, Freefall reunites award-winning Irish playwright Michael West with The Corn Exchange: Dublin's innovative theatre company who explore the boundaries and possibilities of theatre with their trademark style of Commedia dell'Arte. Freefall is a sharp, humorous and exhilarating look at the fragility of a human life, blending impressionistic beauty, poignancy and comedy.