Looking at Antigone
- edited by David Stuttard.
- London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- x, 247 pages ; 23 cm
- Stuttard, David, editor.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-242) and index.
- Introduction: Antigone, A Play for Today? (David Stuttard)
- 1. Antigone, Right or Wrong? (Alex Garvie, University of Glasgow, UK)
- 2. Antigone as Others See Her (Alan Sommerstein, University of Nottingham, UK)
- 3. Assessing the Character of Creon (Brad Levett, Memorial University, Canada)
- 4. Images and Effects of Incest in Sophocles' Antigone (Sophie Mills, University of North Carolina at Ashville, USA)
- 5. The Two Sisters (Hanna Roisman, Colby College, USA)
- 6. Antigone's Change of Heart (Ruth Scodel, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, USA)
- 7. Antigone and the Rights of the Earth (Rush Rehm, Stanford University, USA)
- 8. Revealing Divinity in Sophocles' Antigone (Stephen Esposito, Boston University, USA)
- 9. Religion in Antigone (Robert Garland, Colgate University, USA)
- 10. Euripides' Response to Sophocles' Antigone (Ioanna Karamanou, University of the Peloponnese, Greece)
- 11. The Voices of Antigone (Helene Foley, Columbia University, USA)
- 12. Antigone Enters the Modern World (Betine van Zyl Smit, University of Nottingham, UK)
- Sophocles' Antigone, translated by David Stuttard Bibliography Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Antigone is one of the most influential and thought-provoking of all Greek tragedies. Set in a newly victorious society, where possibilities seem boundless and mankind can overcome all boundaries except death, the action is focussed through the prism of Creon, a remarkable anti-hero - a politician who, in crisis, makes a reckless decision, whose pride (or insecurity) prevents him from backing down until it is too late, and who thereby ends up losing everything. Not just the story of a girl who confronts the state, Antigone is an exploration of inherent human conflicts - between men and women, young and old, power and powerlessness, civil law and the `unwritten laws' of nature. Lauded in Antiquity, it has influenced drama and philosophy throughout history into the modern age. With an introduction discussing the nature of the community for which Antigone was written, this collection of essays by 12 leading academics from across the world draws together many of the themes explored in Antigone, from Sophocles' use of mythology, his contemporaries' reactions and later reception, to questions of religion and ritual, family life and incest, ecology and the environment. The essays are accompanied by David Stuttard's performer-friendly, accurate and easily accessible English translation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Included Work
- Sophocles. Antigone. English. 2017.
- Sophocles. Antigone.
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- 9781350017115 (hardback)
- 1350017116 (hardback)
- 9781350017122 (epub)
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