Looking at Antigone

Looking at Antigone

The confrontation of Creon and Antigone in Sophocles' tragedy has been reinterpreted in different ways in later literature. Sometimes Creon is represented as a tyrant. Antigone is sometimes a loyal family supporter or a doomed romantic.

Author: David Stuttard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350017139

Category: Drama

Page: 264

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Antigone is one of the most influential and thought-provoking of all Greek tragedies. Set in a newly victorious society, where possibilities seem boundless and mankind can overcome all boundaries except death, the action is focussed through the prism of Creon, a remarkable anti-hero – a politician who, in crisis, makes a reckless decision, whose pride (or insecurity) prevents him from backing down until it is too late, and who thereby ends up losing everything. Not just the story of a girl who confronts the state, Antigone is an exploration of inherent human conflicts – between men and women, young and old, power and powerlessness, civil law and the 'unwritten laws' of nature. Lauded in Antiquity, it has influenced drama and philosophy throughout history into the modern age. With an introduction discussing the nature of the community for which Antigone was written, this collection of essays by 12 leading academics from across the world draws together many of the themes explored in Antigone, from Sophocles' use of mythology, his contemporaries' reactions and later reception, to questions of religion and ritual, family life and incest, ecology and the environment. The essays are accompanied by David Stuttard's performer-friendly, accurate and easily accessible English translation.
Categories: Drama

Looking at Antigone

Looking at Antigone

With an introduction discussing the nature of the community for which Antigone was written, this collection of essays by 12 leading academics from across the world draws together many of the themes explored in Antigone, from Sophocles' use ...

Author: David Stuttard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350017122

Category: Drama

Page: 264

View: 536

Antigone is one of the most influential and thought-provoking of all Greek tragedies. Set in a newly victorious society, where possibilities seem boundless and mankind can overcome all boundaries except death, the action is focussed through the prism of Creon, a remarkable anti-hero – a politician who, in crisis, makes a reckless decision, whose pride (or insecurity) prevents him from backing down until it is too late, and who thereby ends up losing everything. Not just the story of a girl who confronts the state, Antigone is an exploration of inherent human conflicts – between men and women, young and old, power and powerlessness, civil law and the 'unwritten laws' of nature. Lauded in Antiquity, it has influenced drama and philosophy throughout history into the modern age. With an introduction discussing the nature of the community for which Antigone was written, this collection of essays by 12 leading academics from across the world draws together many of the themes explored in Antigone, from Sophocles' use of mythology, his contemporaries' reactions and later reception, to questions of religion and ritual, family life and incest, ecology and the environment. The essays are accompanied by David Stuttard's performer-friendly, accurate and easily accessible English translation.
Categories: Drama

Looking at Ajax

Looking at Ajax

It is unclear whether Ajax precedes Antigone, or vice versa, but both are considered to be early Sophoclean dramas, first produced in the 440s.7 Both employ a similar dramatic methodology whereby ...

Author: David Stuttard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350072312

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 248

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Ajax is perhaps the earliest of Sophocles' tragedies, yet the issues at its heart remain profoundly resonant today. Set in the Greek encampment during the siege of Troy, it traces not just the story of a respected war hero's mental breakdown but (like Sophocles' Antigone) the treatment of an enemy's remains and the management of his memory. Pitting the fate of the individual against not just his own community but the cosmic world of the divine, it explores questions of loyalty and power, compassion and control, integrity and political expediency – and ultimately what it is to be human. In Antiquity the fate of Ajax fascinated writers and artists alike. Today it has assumed a new importance with Sophocles' play being used to help treat military veterans suffering from PTSD. This collection of 12 essays by leading academics from across the UK, US and Ireland draws together many of the themes explored in Ajax, from how Sophocles exploits audiences' awareness of mythology and visual arts, to questions of politics and religion, staging and characterization, changing perceptions of the heroic, and the therapeutic use to which the play is put today. The essays are accompanied by David Stuttard's introduction and performer-friendly, accurate and easily accessible English translation.
Categories: Literary Collections

Antigone s Magic

Antigone s Magic

Sophie headed down what looked to Antigone to be a shallow but rocky ravine , and Antigone followed . They came to a patch of grass where a bunch of tiger cubs played around a regal - looking white tigress . To Antigone , she looked ...

Author: Jill Serpentelli

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781662420139

Category: Fiction

Page: 40

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Antigone, the stuffie tiger, first found his ability to be magical when he discovered he could transform himself into a real tiger. He waited for his owner, Tam, to be away for the weekend so he could investigate the answer to a question he’s always had. Are the tigers at the zoo in jail? Much magic and smiles result from his quest to answer his question as he visits the Bronx Zoo to investigate!
Categories: Fiction

Looking for a Fight

Looking for a Fight

One exception was Antigone Forder, a lecturer on the NCTJ journalism course. Antigone was devoutly anti-boxing, but nonetheless interested in sport; she had to be considering she was married to a sportswriter with the Independent.

Author: David Matthews

Publisher: David Matthews

ISBN: 9780747262350

Category: Boxers (Sports)

Page: 320

View: 313

When David Matthews began to research the strange underworld of boxing, he found that many were reluctant to talk to a writer looking for colour pieces without really understanding the sport. So he decided take them on at their own game and began a two-year training programme so he could have one professional fight. LOOKING FOR A FIGHT is Matthews' story of his own battle for fitness, the difficulty of learning how to punch properly and how to take a punch. Above all, he reveals what really motivates the characters that he worked and trained with. What makes someone risk their life for a purse of a few hundred pounds? Why do so many boxers believe that God is on their side? Is boxing a force for good in our society? This is a remarkable account of boxing from within and without.
Categories: Boxers (Sports)

The Antigone literally translated into English prose from the text of Brunck In the same page with the translation are given the original Greek the metres the order and English accentuation With notes By T W C Edwards

                                        The Antigone literally translated into English prose from the text of Brunck     In the same page with the translation are given the original Greek  the metres  the order  and English accentuation  With notes     By T  W  C  Edwards

[ Looking at Antigonë . ] However , I hate at - least that any - one , espe- cially when caught in guilt , should afterwards wish to gloss it over . ANTIGONE . Desirest thou aught more , than taking me to put me to death ...

Author: Sophocles

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0019730978

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Page: 98

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Reading Hegel s Phenomenology

Reading Hegel s Phenomenology

Hegel sees Sophocles' Antigone as playing out the dynamics of the relationship in a traditional society between a supposedly ... for what we must recognize as the real nature of the human self and the human body, and through looking at ...

Author: John Russon

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253216922

Category: Philosophy

Page: 315

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In Reading Hegel's Phenomenology, John Russon uses the theme of reading to clarify the methods, premises, evidence, reasoning, and conclusions developed in Hegel's seminal text. Russon's approach facilitates comparing major sections and movements of the text, and demonstrates that each section of Phenomenology of Spirit stands independently in its focus on the themes of human experience. Along the way, Russon considers the rich relevance of Hegel's philosophy to understanding other key Western philosophers, such as Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Husserl, Heidegger, and Derrida. Major themes include language, embodiment, desire, conscience, forgiveness, skepticism, law, ritual, multiculturalism, existentialism, deconstruction, and absolute knowing. An important companion to contemporary Hegel studies, this book will be of interest to all students of Hegel's philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

The Diana Rivers Mysteries Volume One

The Diana Rivers Mysteries   Volume One

For an answer, Antigone picked up the rag bundle from the box and unwrapped one end. As she did so, a gigantic flash of lightning lit the room and Diana caughtthe look of complete rapture uponher face. A crashof thunder shook the walls, ...

Author: Faith Mortimer

Publisher: Topsails Charter

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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Welcome to the 1st Diana Rivers, Mystery Suspense Murder Boxed Set featuring the first three books in the series, ‘The Assassins’ Village’, ‘Children of the Plantation’ and ‘The Surgeon’s Blade’. All three books are bestsellers. Diana Rivers our heroine is a writer, sometime actor and amateur sleuth and loves nothing more than getting embroiled in the middle of a mystery – especially MURDER! ‘The Assassins’ Village’: When an expatriate theatrical group gather to discuss their next play there will be murder. A blackmailer stalks their picturesque Cypriot village. Unbeknown to each other they all attempt to find solutions to their problems. Some believe it lies in murder. Can they find the blackmailer? And can they find that all important ‘little black book’ – the chronicle of their misdeeds. A body is discovered and Diana turns detective. After the police get involved one of her suspects is found hanged – is this another murder or suicide? A visit to a villager’s home uncovers an ancient assassin’s device. Could this be the murder weapon? Is it possible that an assassin lives at the heart of this formerly peaceful and idyllic mountain village? The villagers are riven with jealousies, rivalry, sexual tension and illicit affairs. Love, hate, murder and high drama all feature in this classic detective story. With a list of suspects, some dramatic twists and the odd red herring, the reader is left guessing until the final curtain. ‘Children of the Plantation’: After discovering the truth surrounding the bloody murders in, ‘The Assassins' Village’ our sexy, feisty sleuth and heroine, Diana Rivers and her partner Steve, decide they deserve a holiday. Relaxing at their luxurious, palm fringed plantation hotel in lush, tropical Malaysia; things don't quite work out as they imagined. Diana is approached by the hotel owner, the enigmatic & secretive Miss Chalcot to take a look through some old family documents and help find a solution to put right a dreadful forty-year old misdoing. Diana is given free rein to pursue the mysterious past of the family and discover what lies behind the dark stories. Diana enters into a world of the 1950's and 1960's, where lies, deceit, illicit love, jealousies and perhaps murder all feature. What really happened all those years ago? Who was responsible for events that shocked the whole family and plunged it into despair? And what is the real story behind the façade? ‘The Surgeon's Blade’: Nursing sister, Libby Hunter wakes up in hospital with amnesia after a traumatic sailing accident. She finds a stranger sitting by her bedside who claims to be her fiancé. Libby remembers nothing about him. Returning home, Libby finds herself in great danger when her house is broken into. Who is the intruder and what does he want? Is this connected with a series of attacks on nurses in London and Southampton? Will Libby be the latest targeted victim? Distressed Libby turns to helicopter pilot, Robert for help and understanding, but is he as respectable and kind as he appears to be? Is her so-called fiancé, Nigel trustworthy? The night time intrusion into Libby's house sets in motion a downwards spiral of cataclysmic and terrifying events, culminating in Diana Rivers stepping in to help solve the case in this chilling mystery.
Categories: Fiction

My World Part Two

My World Part Two

I looked at Marius and Antigone; their faces were stone. They didn't show any emotion. I stood up with Ryan on my hip, and I walked over to Marius; Antigone looked at me and smiled a little. Marius just looked at the door.

Author: Kia Carlin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557250127

Category:

Page: 313

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The Drowned Vault Ashtown Burials 2

The Drowned Vault  Ashtown Burials  2

Antigone looked down the hall, where Rupert had stopped and was waiting for them. “I'm Silas Livingstone,” the boy said.He pointed at his brother. “This is mylittle brother George.” “Hey,” said George.“You twoarewhy we'rehere.

Author: N. D. Wilson

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375895739

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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Fans of both Percy Jackson and Indiana Jones will be captivated by the lost civilizations, ancient secrets, and buried treasure found in the second book of the Ashtown Burials series, action-packed adventure by N. D. Wilson, the author of Leepike Ridge and the 100 Cupboards trilogy. It's been almost a year since Cyrus and Antigone Smith earned their places as Journeymen at Ashtown, home of an ancient order of explorers that has long guarded the world's secrets and treasures. While their studies go well, Cy and Tigs are not well liked since losing the Dragon's Tooth to the nefarious Dr. Phoenix. The Tooth is the only object in the world capable of killing the long-lived transmortals, and Phoenix has been tracking them down one-by-one, and murdering them. The surviving transmortals, led by legendary warrior Gilgamesh of Uruk, descend on Ashtown in force, demanding justice. Cy and Tigs find themselves on the run in a desperate search to locate Phoenix and regain the Tooth. In the process, they uncover an evil even more dangerous than Phoenix, one that has been waiting for centuries to emerge.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction