Publisher description for Antigone on the contemporary world stage / edited by Erin B. Mee and Helene P. Foley.


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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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Sophocles. -- Antigone.
Sophocles -- Stage history.
Sophocles -- Appreciation.