Sophocles: Antigone

Sophocles: Antigone

Paperback Cambridge Translations from Greek Drama

By (author) Sophocles, Edited and translated by David Franklin, Edited and translated by John Harrison, Introduction by P. E. Easterling

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  • Format: Paperback | 126 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 8mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 052101073X
  • ISBN 13: 9780521010733
  • Illustrations note: 1 colour book
  • Sales rank: 62,050

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Treating ancient plays as living drama. Classical Greek drama is brought vividly to life in this series of new translations. Students are encouraged to engage with the text through detailed commentaries, including suggestions for discussion and analysis. In addition, numerous practical questions stimulate ideas on staging and encourage students to explore the play's dramatic qualities. Antigone is suitable for students of both Classical Civilisation and Drama. Useful features include full synopsis of the play, commentary alongside translation for easy reference and a comprehensive introduction to the Greek Theatre. Antigone is aimed primarily at A-level and undergraduate students in the UK, and college students in North America.

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Table of contents

Preface; Background to the story; Map of ancient Greece; List of characters; Antigone: translation and commentary; Synopsis of the play; Guide to pronunciation of names; Introduction to the Greek theatre; Time line; Index.