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Parallel Lives: Sophocles' heroes in the twentieth century

Edwards, Robyn A. (2011) Parallel Lives: Sophocles' heroes in the twentieth century. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

A study of twentieth century adaptations of Sophocles' Antigone, Oedipus Rex, and Philoctetes. Two modern plays are addressed in each chapter: Heaney & Gide, Anouilh & Brecht, Cocteau & Cixous. The topics discussed include the use of Greek tragedy as political metaphor and the impact of that on plot and character, the use of metatheatre, and the role of the chorus.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Sophocles, Greek tragedy, Antigone, Oedipus, Philoctetes, Heaney, Gide, Anouilh, Brecht, Cocteau, Cixous, politics, Nazi, WW2, feminism, metatheatre, chorus, Northern Ireland, Vichy,
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Supervisor's Name: Ruffell, Dr. Ian
Date of Award: 2011
Depositing User: Miss Robyn A Edwards
Unique ID: glathesis:2011-2774
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2011
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:59
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/2774

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