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Readings on Antigone

Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©1999.
Series: Greenhaven Press literary companion to world literature.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays discuss the play's story, historical background, themes, characters, and modern productions.
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Named Person: Sophocles.; Sophocles.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don Nardo
ISBN: 1565109686 9781565109681 1565109694 9781565109698
OCLC Number: 40417762
Description: 160 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Sophocles and Antigone --
Theban saga of myths --
1. Plot, themes, and ideas of Antigone --
Story of Antigone / Michael Grant ; Play is a treasure trove of Western cultural principles / Victor D. Hanson & John Heath ; Maltreatment of a human body evokes horror and outrage / H.D.F. Kitto ; Play dramatizes problems faced by politicians / Edith Hall ; Respect for community is as important as respect for loved ones / Gilbert Norwood ; 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. Play's other characters --
General breakdown of the characters / William N. Bates ; Mythical sources of the characters / Joan V. O'Brien ; Play has two central characters / H.D.F. Kitto ; Ismene is motivated by love for her sister / G.M. Kirkwood ; Role of the gods / Cedric H. Whitman --
4. Modern adaptations of Antigone reevaluate its themes and characters --
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.
Series Title: Greenhaven Press literary companion to world literature.
Other Titles: Antigone
Responsibility: Don Nardo, book editor.

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Essays discuss the play's story, historical background, themes, characters, and modern productions.

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