Antigone /
Sophocles ; in a new version by Declan Donnellan.
London : Oberon Books, 1999.
62 p. ; 21 cm.
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London : Oberon Books, 1999.
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Reginald Gibbons is Professor of English at Northwestern University Charles Segal was Walter C. Klein Professor of the Classics at Harvard University
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Appeared in Library Journal on 2003-09-01:
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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Another great student edition of a classic text.
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Antigone, defying her uncle Creon's decree that her brother should remain unburied, challenges the morality of man's law overruling the laws of the gods. The clash between her and Creon, with its tragic consequences, has inspired continual reinterpretation. This translation by Don Taylor was made for a 1986 BBC TV production of the "Theban Plays," which he directed. A Methuen Student Edition.
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A text of and commentary on Sophocles' tragedy Antigone.
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One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies.
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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. Plays for Performance Series.
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Ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances articulate issues that have echoed down through the centuries.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 3
On the Translationp. 37
Antigonep. 51
Notes on the Textp. 117
The Date of Antigonep. 183
The Myth of Antigone, to the End of the Fifth Century BCEp. 184
The Transmission of the Textp. 187
Glossaryp. 189
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 197
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