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Sophocles' Antigone: A New Translation

Sophocles' Antigone: A New Translation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited and translated by Rayor, Diane J.

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Sophocles' Antigone comes alive in this new translation that will be useful for academic study and stage production. Diane Rayor's accurate yet accessible translation reflects the play's inherent theatricality. She provides an analytical introduction and comprehensive notes, and ...the edition includes an essay by director Karen Libman. Antigone begins after Oedipus and Jocasta's sons have killed each other in battle over the kingship. The new king, Kreon, decrees that the brother who attacked with a foreign army remain unburied and promises death to anyone who defies him. The play centers on Antigone's refusal to obey Kreon's law and Kreon's refusal to allow her brother's burial. Each acts on principle colored by gender, personality and family history. Antigone poses a conflict between passionate characters whose extreme stances leave no room for compromise. The highly charged struggle between the individual and the state has powerful implications for ethical and political situations today.
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ISBN 9780521134781
Released NZ 19 Jul 2011
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780521134781
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 19 Jul 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) Edited and translated by Rayor, Diane J.
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Plays & Playwrights
Drama Texts, Plays
Number of Pages 126
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 8mm
Dewey Code 882.01
Weight 180g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Tragedies, Antigone (Greek mythology)
NBS Text Drama Texts, Plays & Screenplays
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education