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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary and historical context of Antigone for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:
- Historical time period of the play
- Overview and analysis of Jean Anouilh's Antigone and The Antigone of Sophocles by Brecht
- Antigone's relevance in modern times
- Genre and classification of Antigone
1. Jean Anouilh's Antigone: Summary & Analysis
Learn how French playwright Jean Anouilh adapted Sophocles' classic play 'Antigone' to send a message of anti-Nazi resistance during World War II. Read a summary and analysis of this adaptation within the context of its writing.
2. The Antigone of Sophocles by Brecht: Summary & Analysis
This lesson introduces and summarizes 'The Antigone of Sophocles' by Bertolt Brecht and compares Brecht's play to the original 'Antigone' by Sophocles.
3. Modern Day Relevance of Antigone
Sophocles' 'Antigone' has been around for nearly 2500 years, yet the themes in the play resonate as strongly today as in the time of Ancient Greece. Gender roles, democracy, and religion all come to the forefront when analyzing Antigone.
4. Is Antigone a Play?
After reviewing this lesson, you will understand that ''Antigone'' is a Ancient Greek play by famous playwright Sophocles. You will also gain knowledge of Ancient Greek theater and learn a bit about Sophocles himself.
5. Genre of Antigone
''Antigone'' is considered one of Sophocles' defining surviving works. While it features all of the primary elements considered vital to the Greek tragic genre, ''Antigone'' also presents one of the most startling shifts in dramatic literature.
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