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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Edited by Erin B. Mee and Helene P. Foley

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199586196
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191728754 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.001.0001

Series: Classical Presences

Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

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This book analyses what happens to Sophocles' play as it is adapted and (re)produced around the world, and it focuses specifically on Antigone in performance. The chapters 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.

Keywords: Greek tragedy; Antigone; reception; theatre; Sophocles; performance; adaptation; ritual

Book.  496 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Literature

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Mobilizing Antigone in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

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An Argentine Tradition in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

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Irish <i>Antigone</i> and Burying the Dead in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

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<i>Antigone</i> Interculturated in Tainan of Southern Taiwan in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

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Performing Rebellion: <i>Eurydice's Cry</i> in Turkey in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

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To Mock the Spirits: <i>Yup'ik Antigone</i> in the Arctic in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

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