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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage


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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage is the first book to analyse what happens to Sophocles' play as it is adapted and (re)produced around the world, and the first to focus specifically on Antigone in performance. The essays, by an international gathering of noted scholars from a wide range of disciplines, highlight the numerous ways in which social, political, historical, and cultural contexts transform the material, how artists and audiences in diverse societies including Argentina, The Congo, Finland, Haiti, India, Japan, and the United States interact with it, and the variety of issues it has been used to address.

About the Author

Erin B. Mee is Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College

Helene Foley is Professor of Classics, Barnard College, Columbia University

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Mobilizing Antigone, Erin B. Mee and Helene P. Foley

I. Antigone in Antiquity

2. Antigone and the Internationalization of Theatre in Antiquity, Edith Hall

II. An Ancient Greek Play?

3. An Argentine Tradition, Moira Fradinger

4. Irish Antigone and Burying the Dead, Fiona Macintosh

III. Cultural Freedom

5. The Fight for Regional Autonomy Through Regional Culture: Antigone in Manipur, NE India, Erin B. Mee

6. Danbala's Daughter: Felix Morisseau-Leroy's Antigon, Moira Fradinger

7. Antigone Inculturated in Tainan of Southern Taiwan, Dongshin Chang

8. How the Fish Swims in Dirty Water: Antigone in Indonesia, Cobina Gillitt

IV. Antigone and Human Rights

9. Performing Rebellion: Eurydice's Cry in Turkey, Serap Erincin

10. `You should have listened instead of mocking the spirits': Yup'ik Antigone in the Arctic, Dave Hunsaker

11. Declaring and Rethinking Solidarity: Antigone in Cracow, Marc Robinson

V. Individual vs. Collective

12. The Ku Na'uka Theatre Company's Antigone in Tokyo, Mae J. Smethurst

13. 'Suspect always, like the truth': The Antigone of Aris Alexandrou on the Urban Stage of Thessaloniki, 2003, Gonda Van Steen

VI. Antigone as Dissident

14. Antigone for Young Audiences: A Protest Parable, Mark Seamon

15. Democracy at War: Antigone: Insurgency in Toronto, Dongshin Chang

VII. Cultural Memory

16. No Grave in the Earth: Antigone's Emigration and Arab Circulations, Edward Ziter

17. Never Too Late: Antigone in a German WWII Cemetery in the Italian Appennines Mountains, Martina Treu

18. Voice from the Black Box: Sylvain Bemba's Black Wedding Candles for Blessed Antigone, Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson

VIII. Sophocles vs. Anouilh

19. Antigone in Egypt, Nehad Selaiha

20. Millennial Antigone in the US: Anouilh Revisited, Helene P. Foley

21. Antigone's Journey : From Athens to Edinburgh, via Paris and Tbilisi, Lorna Hardwick

22. `Humanism', Scenography, Ideology: Antigone at the Finnish National Theatre, 1968, Hana Worthen

Product Details

Mee, Erin B.
Oxford University Press, USA
null, Helene P.
null, Erin B.
Foley, Helene P.
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Classical Studies | Literary Criticism
Drama -- History and criticism.
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Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
47 illus.
6.4 x 9.3 x 1.2 in 2.113 lb

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