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Antigone | [Jean Anouilh]

Antigone

The body of Polynices, Antigone's brother, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Antigone defies the law, sealing her fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, Anouilh's Antigone was seen by the French as theatre resistance and by Germans as an affirmation of authority.
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Publisher's Summary

The body of Polynices, Antigone's brother, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Antigone defies the law, sealing her fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, Anouilh's Antigone was seen by the French as theatre resistance and by Germans as an affirmation of authority.

Starring (in alphabetical order):

Jordan Bridges as Haemon/2nd Guard
Dominic Fumusa as Guard
Francis Guinan as Creon
John Hansen as 3rd Guard/Messenger
Alan Mandell as Chorus
Elizabeth Marvel as Antigone
Alley Mills as Nanny
Mandy Sigfried as Ismene

(P)2005 L.A. Theatre Works. All Rights Reserved.

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    Joshua ASBURY, NJ, United States 09-28-13
    Joshua ASBURY, NJ, United States 09-28-13 Member Since 2011

    Choreographer, Director, Actor, Dancer, Educator. And lover of audio books! They are theatre for the mind!

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    "A classic is given a fabulous update!"

    I picked up this play because I am currently directing Antigone by Jean Anouilh (but a different translation). I wanted to get an idea of how this story was changed from the original by Sophocles. And I was so delighted to find the adaptation fresh, new and alive. The LA Theatre Works' actors do such a stellar job that while I was listening to the play I found myself closing my eyes to imagine the how the actors where moving on stage. If you are a lover of myths, classics, and/or theatre then you MUST listen to this play.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Seth St. Charles, MO, United States 08-15-11
    Seth St. Charles, MO, United States 08-15-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Antigone acomplished"

    This is a deeply beautiful rendition of the play!! That acting is superb, the pace perfect and even the music is quite interesting!

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    Melissa Covington, TN, USA 04-18-08
    Melissa Covington, TN, USA 04-18-08
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    "Antigone"

    I was expecting this to be a translation of Sophocles and discovered it to be a different version. Very disappointing.

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    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 05-07-14
    Emily Mount Macedon, Australia 05-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "An excellent performance of a tragic tale"

    Antigone is one of the great Greek tragedies, and this reimagining by Jean Anouilh is excellent - historically known during WW2 as a performance which fuelled the French Resistance (through the strong-willed Antigone) and the Nazi occupiers (through the role of the king and the play's notions of obedience to society's laws). This performance stands out as being sophisticated, well produced and excellently cast. It will reward multiple listenings, and sustain your interest over those repeated hearings. Go ahead, Antigone's tale awaits in a new and vibrant form.

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    "Gripping and credible performance"
    What made the experience of listening to Antigone (Dramatized) the most enjoyable?

    The listener is drawn in to an alien but compelling culture. The resolute determination of a strong female protagonist permeates the drama.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Antigone's refusal to abandon convention in the face of death.


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