Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage

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Erin B. Mee, Helene P. Foley
OUP Oxford, Jun 16, 2011 - Literary Collections - 469 pages
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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage is the first book to analyse what happens to Sophocles' play as it is adapted and (re)produced around the world, and the first to focus specifically on Antigone in performance. The essays, by an international gathering of noted scholars from a wide range of disciplines, highlight the numerous ways in which social, political, historical, and cultural contexts transform the material, how artists and audiences in diverse societies including Argentina, The Congo, Finland, Haiti, India, Japan, and the United States interact with it, and the variety of issues it has been used to address.

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Erin B. Mee is Assistant Professor and Acting Chair in the Department of Theater at Swarthmore College.

Helene Foley is Professor of Classics at Barnard College.

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