Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

Hardcover | July 9, 2011

EditorErin B. Mee, Helene P. Foley

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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage is the first book to analyse what happens to Sophocles' play as it is adapted and (re)produced around the world, and the first to focus specifically on Antigone in performance. The essays, by an international gathering of noted scholars from a widerange of disciplines, 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 varietyof issues it has been used to address.

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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage is the first book to analyse what happens to Sophocles' play as it is adapted and (re)produced around the world, and the first to focus specifically on Antigone in performance. The essays, by an international gathering of noted scholars from a widerange of disciplines, highlight the numerous way...

Erin B. Mee is Assistant Professor at Swarthmore College. Helene P. Foley is Professor of Classics at Barnard College, Columbia University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:450 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:July 9, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199586195

ISBN - 13:9780199586196

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Table of Contents

1. Erin B. Mee and Helene P. Foley: Introduction: Mobilizing AntigoneI. Antigone in Antiquity2. Edith Hall: Antigone and the Internationalization of Theatre in AntiquityII. An Ancient Greek Play?3. Moira Fradinger: An Argentine Tradition4. Fiona Macintosh: Irish Antigone and Burying the DeadIII. Cultural Freedom5. Erin B. Mee: The Fight for Regional Autonomy Through Regional Culture: Antigone in Manipur, NE India6. Moira Fradinger: Danbala's Daughter: Felix Morisseau-Leroy's Antigon7. Dongshin Chang: Antigone Inculturated in Tainan of Southern Taiwan8. Cobina Gillitt: How the Fish Swims in Dirty Water: Antigone in IndonesiaIV. Antigone and Human Rights9. Serap Erincin: Performing Rebellion: Eurydice's Cry in Turkey10. Dave Hunsaker: `You should have listened instead of mocking the spirits': Yup'ik Antigone in the Arctic11. Marc Robinson: Declaring and Rethinking Solidarity: Antigone in CracowV. Individual vs. Collective12. Mae J. Smethurst: The Ku Na'uka Theatre Company's Antigone in Tokyo13. Gonda Van Steen: 'Suspect always, like the truth': The Antigone of Aris Alexandrou on the Urban Stage of Thessaloniki, 2003VI. Antigone as Dissident14. Mark Seamon: Antigone for Young Audiences: A Protest Parable15. Dongshin Chang: Democracy at War: Antigone: Insurgency in TorontoVII. Cultural Memory16. Edward Ziter: No Grave in the Earth: Antigone's Emigration and Arab Circulations17. Martina Treu: Never Too Late: Antigone in a German WWII Cemetery in the Italian Appennines Mountains18. Barbara Goff and Michael Simpson: Voice from the Black Box: Sylvain Bemba's Black Wedding Candles for Blessed AntigoneVIII. Sophocles vs. Anouilh19. Nehad Selaiha: Antigone in Egypt20. Helene P. Foley: Millennial Antigone in the US: Anouilh Revisited21. Lorna Hardwick: Antigone's Journey : From Athens to Edinburgh, via Paris and Tbilisi22. Hana Worthen: `Humanism', Scenography, Ideology: Antigone at the Finnish National Theatre, 1968