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Different appropriations of greek tragedy in contemporary drama: Irish and otherwise

Author(s): Munira Hamud Mutran

Journal: Ilha do Desterro
ISSN 0101-4846

Issue: 58;
Start page: 413;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Intertextuality | Greek Tragedy | Brecht | Anouilh | South American Antigones

With the support of some versions which take Sophocles' Antigone as a point of departure, this essay reflects on the process of rewriting a classic. In a comparative approach, two European Antigones and three in SouthAmerican drama are examined before a discussion of the methods and purposes which the Irish playwrights used when reworking myth in Antigone and other Greek tragedies.
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