This is a translation of the text of the play (from the Greek). Antigone is, well, very much an Antigone figure, the woman who never changes her mind, and dies for her beliefs in the end. She wants to bury her brother, but Creon, her uncle, forbids it. One of the reasons for the continuing success of the play is because it portrays the human problems of dissent and compromise in every age. It became popular during The Troubles in Northern Ireland for that reason.
This is quite an old translation, suitable for readers who just want to know the story, but for those who are studying seriously I recommend you get your school's preferred translation.
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Antigone (Hackett Classics) Kindle Edition
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"A lucid, well-paced translation, natural enough sounding in the dialogue to make a good acting version." --Joseph Russo, Professor of Classics, Haverford College --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
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Sophocles; Translated, with Introduction and Notes by Paul Woodruff --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B004K6ME22
- Publisher : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. (15 September 2001)
- Language : English
- File size : 327 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 103 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 1,596,458 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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OK if you just want to know the story.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 1 November 2013
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Great Version of AntigoneReviewed in the United States on 3 August 2011
I purchased this version of Antigone for my IB English World Literature class in high school. After I was finished using it for that class, I used it in IB Theatre Arts. The introductory note is interesting, informative, and opens a door of endless possibilities as far as coming up with theatre projects incorporating blocking, costume, lighting, sound, and stage design. I honestly haven't used any other edition or version of this play, but this specific one is great.
As described.Reviewed in the United States on 5 October 2018