New Republic; 12/3/30, Vol. 65 Issue 835, p68-70, 3p
ANTIGONE (Mythological character), GREEK mythology, ANTIGONE (Mythological character) in literature, DRAMA, LITERATURE, GREEK literature, and MYTHOLOGY
Presents views of the article author regarding Antigone, a character in a play by Sophocles by the same name, thereby clarifying misunderstandings surrounding his viewpoints expressed earlier on the same topic. Vindication by Antigone of moral principles which are matters not of the letter of the law but of individual insight; Comments on these unwritten laws; Usage of the adjectives passionate and fierce to describe Antigone; Lack of mention on behalf of Antigone about the fact that she is engaged to be married; Difference between Antigone's attitude towards her fiancé Haemon and her attitude toward her brother Polyneices.
New Republic. 5/26/73, Vol. 168 Issue 21, p23-23. 2/3p.
DRAMA and WATERGATE Affair, 1972-1974
Compares the play "Oedipus the King," by Sophocles with the Watergate scandal in the United States. Similarities and differences between King Oedipus and United States President Richard Nixon; Oedipus' qualities that motivated his original deed; Disintegration of personal honor in American politics; Scandal's confirmation of the assumptions of dramatic art, particularly the concept of poetic justice; Embodiment of necessary myths; Proof that the qualities of a man are ultimately decisive in ordering his fate.
New Republic. 3/19/30, Vol. 62 Issue 798, p115-120. 6p.
HUMANISM, PHILOSOPHY, BABBITT, Irving, 1865-1933, MORE, Paul Elmer, JOYCE, James, 1882-1941, AUTHORS, and ART
Comments on essays by professor Irving Babbitt and writer Paul Elmer More about humanism in the Humanist Symposium. Views of the author on the application of the famous speech from the writer Sophocles; Assertions of More in "Aristocracy and Justice"; Agreement of the author with More on the responsibility of the artist; Opinion of the author on the characters of the novelist James Joyce; Impression of the author on the disapproval of the work of art by More.
New Republic. 1/27/32, Vol. 69 Issue 895, p293-294. 2p.
THEATER reviews, SOPHOCLES' Electra (Theatrical production), ANIMAL Kingdom, The (Theatrical production), YURKA, Blanche, SHEPHERD, J. T., and BARRY, Philip
The article reviews two plays in New York City that include "Sophocles' Electra," translated by J. T. Shepherd and performed by Blanche Yurka at the Selwyn Theatre on January 8, 1932 and "The Animal Kingdom," written by Philip Barry at the Broadhurst Theatre on January 12, 1932.