By Sophocles,Don Taylor
Desperate to realize keep watch over over a urban ravaged through civil conflict, Creon refuses to bury the physique of Antigone's rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon condemns the younger lady, his niece, to be buried alive. the folks daren't item however the prophet Teiresias warns that this tyranny will anger the gods: the rotting corpse is polluting town. Creon hesitates and his destiny is sealed.
Sophocles' nice tragic play dramatises the conflict among the family members and town and, with excessive poetry and deep tragedy, provides an irreconcilable yet equally-balanced clash. Sophoclean heroine Antigone has turn into a cultural archetype, the emblem of private integrity and an icon of political freedom, when her co-protagonist Creon could be interpreted as both a civic saviour or a ruthless tyrant.
of Don Taylor's translation offers the most available and performable models of this historical play and gives a blueprint for figuring out and staging the play this present day. the amount additionally includes a Translator's word and a preface through Polly Findlay, the director of the nationwide Theatre's 2012 staging of the play.
Read or Download Antigone (Modern Plays) PDF
Best literary medieval criticism books
Helma Dik ways note order in Greek tragic discussion from the viewpoint of language instead of metre. The tragic poets engaged in mimesis of ordinary discussion; accordingly the research of the linguistic features of the discussion precedes exploration of the metrical measurement, at the assumption that poets wouldn't be overly limited by way of the iambic trimeter, which, in any case, used to be the main traditional conversing verse in keeping with Aristotle.
In Medieval barriers, Sharon Kinoshita examines the position of cross-cultural touch in 12th- and early thirteenth-century French literature. ranging from the statement that a few of the earliest and best-known works of the French literary culture are set on or past the borders of the French-speaking global, she reads the Chanson de Roland, the lais of Marie de France, and numerous different texts in an elevated geographical body that comes with the Iberian peninsula, the Welsh marches, and the japanese Mediterranean.
For medieval Christians, Islam provided a chain of disquieting demanding situations, and person Christians portrayed Muslim tradition in various methods, in accordance with their pursuits and prejudices. those fifteen unique essays specialize in unexpected texts that replicate the wide variety of medieval Christianity's preoccupation with Islam, treating works from many alternative classes and in quite a lot of genres and languages.
Who have been Roman authors writing for? just a minority of the inhabitants was once totally literate and books have been very pricey, separately hand-written on imported papyrus. So does it stick to that fab poets and prose authors like Virgil and Livy, Ovid and Petronius, have been writing just for the classy and the privileged?
- The Complete Story of the Grail: Chrétien de Troyes' Perceval and its continuations (Arthurian Studies)
- Ancient Egyptian Literature: An Anthology
- Morphologie du français médiéval (Linguistique nouvelle) (French Edition)
- Emperor of the World: Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority, 800–1229
Extra resources for Antigone (Modern Plays)
Antigone (Modern Plays) by Sophocles,Don Taylor