Antigone

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Hackett Publishing, 2001 - Drama - 102 pages
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"Woodruff’s work with Peter Meineck makes this text one that is accessible to today’s students and could be staged for modern audiences. Line notes printed at the bottom of the page bring a reader further quick assistance. . . .
      “The choral odes as rendered here deserve special notice. After giving a succinct analysis of each in his introduction, Woodruff translates the lyrics into English that is both poetic and comprehensible. . . . Woodruff’s rendering of the dialogue moves along easily; these are lines that any contemporary Antigone, Creon or Haemon might speak. Antigone’s words on the gods’ unwritten laws keep close to the Greek and yet would be authentic for a modern speaker. . . .
      "Woodruff’s introduction is a strong, clear, and clever blend of basic traditional information (to those who know Greek tragedy) and fresh insights. . . .
      "Should our drama department ask for my advice as to a playable text, I would certainly suggest Woodruff’s new version."
     —Karelisa Hartigan, The Classical Bulletin
 

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User Review  - Calavari - LibraryThing

Love this!! I read it for college and I love the way she stands up for herself and her beliefs. I had no idea that I could find a strong female characters this far back in classical writing. Read full review

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Read for my Law, Justice, and Morality class. Read full review

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Contents

Antigone
1
Endnotes
59
Hegel on Antigone
63

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About the author (2001)

Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

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