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Antigone by Sophokles

Synopsis
Using a modern translation of ‘Antigone’ by Michael Ewans for the ‘Everyman Classics’ series, the production is designed to explore the ways in which Sophocles originally staged his drama. Performed in a replica of the Greek theatre shape, this staging respects and re-creates the original conventions of ancient Anthenian staging and performance, but it is set in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in 1994 and performed in modern dress by students from the Departments of Drama and Classics at the University of Newcastle, Australia, under the direction of Michael Ewans, with an introduction and afterword by the director/translator.
Language
English
Country
Australia
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS (PAL). col. 85 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £25.00 (inclusive)
Subjects
Classical studies; Drama
Keywords
drama - classical; Greece - classical; performances; Sophocles

Credits

Director
Michael Ewans
Writer
Sophocles
Contributor
Christine Smith; Michael Ewans; Robert Alcock
Cast
Ben Kirkwood 
Helen Atkinson 
Lauren Eade 
Tom Bonjekovic 

Distributor

Name

University of Newcastle, Department of Drama

Phone
+61 2 4921 6633
Fax
+61 2 4921 6944
Address
Newcastle, NSW 2308
Australia
Notes
Contact: Professor Michael Ewans, e-mail mewans@mail.newcastle.edu.au

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