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Readings on Antigone

Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [1999]
Series: Greenhaven Press literary companion to world literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays on Sophocles' Antigone discusses the play's story, historical background, themes, characters, and modern productions.
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Named Person: Sophocles.; Antigone, (Mythological character); Antigone, (Mythological character); Sophocles.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Nardo
ISBN: 1565109686 9781565109681 1565109694 9781565109698
OCLC Number: 40417762
Description: 160 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Sophocles and Antigone --
Theban saga of myths --
1. Plot, themes, and ideas of Antigone --
The story of Antigone / Michael Grant ; The play is a treasure trove of Western cultural principles / Victor D. Hanson & John Heath ; The maltreatment of a human body evokes horror and outrage / H.D.F. Kitto ; The play dramatizes problems faced by politicians / Edith Hall ; Respect for community is as important as respect for loved ones / Gilbert Norwood ; The community stands or falls on the rule of law / C.M. Bowra --
2. Antigone's qualities and motivations --
Love is the source of Antigone's heroic spirit / Bernard M.W. Knox ; Antigone dies for her principles / Bernard M.W. Knox ; By acting like a man, Antigone provokes fear and hostility / Sarah B. Pomeroy ; Why does Antigone kill herself? / Jan Kott --
3. The play's other characters --
A general breakdown of the characters / William N. Bates ; The mythical sources of the characters / Joan V. O'Brien ; The play has two central characters / H.D.F. Kitto ; Ismene is motivated by love for her sister / G.M. Kirkwood ; The role of the gods / Cedric H. Whitman --
4. Modern adaptations of Antigone reevaluate its themes and characters --
A modern Antigone strives for an unattainable purity / John Harvey ; Brecht's Antigone emphasizes contemporary rather than universal ideals / Keith A. Dickson ; Two contemporary Antigones retain the noble qualities of Sophocles' heroine / Anna Krajewska-Wieczorek --
Appendix A: The origins of theater --
Appendix B: Greek theatrical production.
Series Title: Greenhaven Press literary companion to world literature.
Other Titles: Antigone
Responsibility: Don Nardo, book editor.

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This collection of essays on Sophocles' Antigone discusses the play's story, historical background, themes, characters, and modern productions.

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