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Pour avoir enterré son frère rebelle, Antigone doit être punie de mort. Le tyran Créon refuse de revenir sur sa décision malgré les lamentations des vieillards de Thèbes et les supplications de son propre fils Hémon, fiancé d’Antigone. Seuls les présages de Tirésias le feront changer d’avis, mais il sera déjà trop tard...
|Author||: Jean Anouilh,Ted Freeman|
|Editor||: A&C Black|
Jean Anouilh's tragedy inspired by Greek Mythology and the play of the same name by Sophocles was first performed in Paris during the Nazi occupation. The comparison is inevitable between the French occupation and the play, with the character of Antigone representing the French resistance and her uncle Creon the collarborators to the German occupiers.
|Editor||: Oxford Paperbacks|
Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe. Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles's reputation has remained undimmed for two and a half thousand years. His greatest innovation in the tragic medium was his development of a central tragic figure, faced with a test of will and character, risking obloquy and death rather than compromise his or her principles: it is striking that Antigone and Electra both have a woman as their intransigent `hero'. Antigone dies rather than neglect her duty to her family, Oedipus's determination to save his city results in the horrific discovery that he has committed both incest and parricide, and Electra's unremitting anger at her mother and her lover keeps her in servitude and despair. These vivid translations combine elegance and modernity, and are equally suitable for reading or theatrical performance.
|Author||: Henry Bauchau|
" Nous allons ainsi très lentement pendant trois jours. Le matin suivant, nous voyons apparaître les murailles blanches de Io cité, toutes les compagnes proches ont été dévastées, plus de maisons, plus de puits, plus d'arbres, rien qui puisse servir à un envahisseur Thèbes est une ville assiégée par elle-même... " Après avoir suivi son père Œdipe, le roi aveugle, jusqu'au bout de son parcours, Antigone rentre à Thèbes pour tenter d'apaiser la colère de ses deux frères qui se disputent le trône. Malheureusement, quand elle arrive, les dés sont jetés, et la guerre est imminente. Dès lors, elle se pose comme une médiatrice de la paix, conciliant toutes sortes de vertus - bonté, générosité - pour trouver une issue face à l'inéluctable. Même si cela ne suffit pas à apaiser toute la souffrance qui l'entoure, elle est, et cela lui importe plus que tout.
|Editor||: Methuen Drama|
Antigone, defying her uncle Creon's decree that her brother should remain unburied, challenges the morality of man's law overruling the laws of the gods. The clash between her and Creon, with its tragic consequences, has inspired continual reinterpretation. This translation by Don Taylor was made for a 1986 BBC TV production of the Theban Plays, which he directed. A Methuen Student Edition.
|Author||: Luc Ferry|
"Ô malheureuse enfant d'un père malheureux !" Bravant l'interdit du roi de Thèbes, Antigone, fille d'OEdipe, choisit d'enterrer son frère rebelle, s'exposant ainsi à la peine de mort. Il n'y a pour elle aucune alternative : elle ne fait qu'accomplir son devoir et prouve ainsi sa loyauté envers son parent et les dieux. Mais le roi Créon, son propre oncle, n'a lui pas l'intention de bafouer la loi des hommes, et condamne de fait sa nièce... La collection "La Sagesse des mythes" accueille ce texte fondateur de la philosophie qui illustre, selon le mot de Hegel, le conflit inéluctable et tragique de deux personnages "unilatéraux", c'est-à-dire légitimes dans leurs vues mais incapables de comprendre, ou en tout cas d'accepter, le point de vue de l'autre.
|Author||: Sophocles,Paul Woodruff|
|Editor||: Hackett Publishing|
''I would call the register 'restrained colloquial'. The language ranges between the straightforward and the genuinely poetic, its dominant characteristic being freshness. This is not the usual dull translationese, which reads as if the original were not in a language people once spoke and wrote and created art with... One of the most effective styles I have seen in a translation.'' -- Reader's report. Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.
|Author||: Douglas Cairns|
|Editor||: Bloomsbury Publishing|
Antigone is Sophocles' masterpiece, a seminal influence on a wide range of theatrical, literary, and intellectual traditions. This volume sets the play in the contexts of its mythical background, its performance, its relation to contemporary culture and thought, and its rich reception history. But its main aim is to encourage first-hand engagement with the complexities of interpretation that make the play so enduringly thought-provoking and rewarding. Though Creon's actions prove disastrous and Antigone's are vindicated, the Antigone is no simple study in the excesses of tyranny or the virtues of heroic resistance, but a more nuanced exploration of conflicting views of right and wrong and of the conditions that constrain human beings' efforts to control their destinies and secure their happiness. The book's chapters consider the extent of the original audience's acquaintance with earlier versions of the legends of Antigone's family, the structure of the plot as it unfolds in theatrical performance, the presentation of the characters and the motivations that drive them, the major political, social, and ethical themes that the play raises, and the resonance of those themes in the ways that the play has been interpreted, adapted, performed, and appropriated in later periods.
|Editor||: Getty Publications|
A retelling of the Greek drama in which King Creon of Thebes refuses to allow the burial of his nephew, whom he has declared a traitor and whose sister, Antigone, is betrothed to Creon's son.
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
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.
|Author||: Cecilia Sjöholm|
|Editor||: Stanford University Press|
What if psychoanalysis had chosen Antigone rather than Oedipus? This book traces the relation between ethics and desire in important philosophical texts that focus on femininity and use Antigone as their model. It shows that the notion of feminine desire is conditioned by a view of women as being prone to excesses and deficiencies in relation to ethical norms and rules. Sjöholm explains Mary Wollstonecraft's work, as well as readings of Antigone by G.W.F. Hegel, Martin Heidegger, Luce Irigaray, Jacques Lacan, and Judith Butler. This book introduces the concept of the "Antigone complex" in order to illuminate the obscure and multifaceted question of feminine desire, which has given rise to the fascination of generations of philosophers and other theoreticians, as well as readers and spectators. At the same time the book argues for a notion of desire that is intrinsically related to ethics. The ethical question posed by Antigone, and explored in the book, is: what determines those actions that one must do, as opposed to those that one ought to do?
|Author||: Judith Butler|
|Editor||: Columbia University Press|
Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why does marijuana seem to affect ones problem-solving capacity? Intoxicating Minds is, in the author's words, "a grand excavation of drug myth." Neither extolling nor condemning drug use, it is a story of scientific and artistic achievement, war and greed, empires and religions, and lessons for the future. Ciaran Regan looks at each class of drugs, describing the historical evolution of their use, explaining how they work within the brain's neurophysiology, and outlining the basic pharmacology of those substances. From a consideration of the effect of stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, and the reasons and consequences of their sudden popularity in the seventeenth century, the book moves to a discussion of more modern stimulants, such as cocaine and ecstasy. In addition, Regan explains how we process memory, the nature of thought disorders, and therapies for treating depression and schizophrenia. Regan then considers psychedelic drugs and their perceived mystical properties and traces the history of placebos to ancient civilizations. Finally, Intoxicating Minds considers the physical consequences of our co-evolution with drugs -- how they have altered our very being -- and offers a glimpse of the brave new world of drug therapies.
|Author||: Jean Anouilh|
|Editor||: Samuel French, Inc.|
Full Length, Tragedy Characters: 7 male, 4 female Various sets This incisive translation of the classic drama is by the noted British playwright, translator and director.
|Editor||: Harper Perennial|
Sophocles' masterpiece Antigone dramatizes the terrible series of events that results when patriotism clashes with familial duty—and hubris incites the wrath of the gods. The sons of Oedipus have killed each other on the battlefield, but Thebes' new ruler, their uncle Kreon, decrees that only Eteokles will be granted a hero's burial; Polyneikes, who attacked his own city, is left to rot in dishonor. Their sister Antigone, enraged by the king's heartlessness, defies him by burying Polyneikes' body herself. That decision dooms her, and the consequences destroy Kreon's wife and son. A play that begins with a woman's defiance of a tyrant ends in the havoc caused by Eros, the god of love. A drama abounding with moral conundrums, Antigone is presented in an extraordinary new translation by Robert Bagg, modern in idiom while faithful to the original Greek. Ideally suited for reading, teaching, or performing, this is Sophocles for a new generation to discover and admire.
|Author||: Marta L. Wilkinson|
|Editor||: Peter Lang|
Antigone's Daughters presents various readings of the classical myth of Antigone as interpreted through modern feminist and psychoanalytic literary theories. Topics such as femininity, education, and establishing selfhood amidst the restrictions of the patriarchal society presented by Sophocles provide the foundation for the modern novel. This study serves as a model for the comparative interpretation of literary works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries including the writings of George Sand (Indiana), Karolina Pavlova (A Double Life), Nikolai Chernyshevsky (What Is to Be Done?), Emile Zola (L'Assommoir and Nana), María Luisa Bombal (La amortajada) and Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits). Each chapter isolates an aspect of Antigone's struggle within both the public and domestic spheres as she negotiates her independence and asserts her voice. A valuable tool for the study of modern literature, the universality of Antigone presented in this study prompts the investigation of many classical motifs while providing a thorough study of various national literatures within their own contemporary contexts.