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Antigone's Journey: From Athens to Edinburgh, via Paris and Tbilisi

Lorna Hardwick

in Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199586196
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191728754 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0021

Series: Classical Presences

Antigone's Journey: From Athens to Edinburgh, via Paris and Tbilisi

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This chapter focuses on a 2001 Georgian production of Anouilh's Antigone, directed by Temur Chkheidze and presented at the Edinburgh festival, and analyses ‘what happens when traditions intersect at moments of national and political crisis’. The confrontation between an extraordinarily compelling Créon and a near-terrorist Antigone implicated its audience in adjusting and questioning their own European lens on the performance.

Keywords: Greek tragedy; Antigone; Anouilh; Temur Chkheidze; Georgian theatre; intercultural communication; theatre; classics; international theatre festivals; Edinburgh festival

Chapter.  6755 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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