Antigone

Antigone

Book - 2001
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Woodruff's work with Peter Meineck makes this text one that is accessible to today's students and could be staged for modern audiences. Line notes printed at the bottom of the page bring a reader further quick assistance. . . . The choral odes as rendered here deserve special notice. After giving a succinct analysis of each in his introduction, Woodruff translates the lyrics into English that is both poetic and comprehensible. . . . Woodruff's rendering of the dialogue moves along easily; these are lines that any contemporary Antigone, Creon or Haemon might speak. Antigone's words on the gods' unwritten laws keep close to the Greek and yet would be authentic for a modern speaker. . . . Woodruff's introduction is a strong, clear, and clever blend of basic traditional information (to those who know Greek tragedy) and fresh insights. . . . Should our drama department ask for my advice as to a playable text, I would certainly suggest Woodruff's new version. --Karelisa Hartigan, The Classical Bulletin
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., c2001
ISBN: 9780872205710
0872205711
9780872205727
087220572X
Branch Call Number: PA4414.A7 W66 2001
Characteristics: xxxii, 69 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Woodruff, Paul 1943-

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kwsmith
Feb 25, 2018

The third of the famously poetic Theban plays, *Antigone,* was written by Sophocles around 441 BC. This profound classic remains astonishingly relevant today, over 2000 years after it was written. Sophocles masterfully covers gender stereotypes, tyrannical rulers, and the laws of man versus the divine laws. How much of today's fiction will be read and enjoyed 2000 years from now?

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Nymeria23
Mar 13, 2016

The story of Oedipus' rebellious child Antigone, who decides to risk death from the law and give her brother a proper burial, and a prideful King who has begun to let his power affect his judgment. Good and tragic ending to the Oedipus cycle.

Kdmullerspy Jun 04, 2013

I loved how brave Antigone was. A very interesting story.

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Elbereth
Aug 22, 2012

This classic tragedy brings up many themes still prevalent today including the balance of state and religion, the power of a ruler, and the duty of family.

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