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Antigone undone : Juliette Binoche, Anne Carson, Ivo Van Hove, and the art of resistance / Will Aitken.

Author/Creator:
Aitken, Will, 1949- author.
Publication:
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada : University of Regina Press, [2018]
Series:
Regina collection.
Regina collection
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 216 pages ; 18 cm.
Subjects:
Sophocles. Antigone.
Sophocles -- Criticism and interpretation.
Sophocles -- Appreciation.
Sophocles -- Influence.
Binoche, Juliette, 1964- -- Interviews.
Carson, Anne, 1950- -- Interviews.
Hove, Ivo van, 1958- -- Interviews.
Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism.
Summary:
"Antigone Undone offers an urgent and mesmerizing account of the creative and destructive power of great art. In 2015 Will Aitken journeyed to Luxembourg for the rehearsals and premiere of Anne Carson's translation of Sophokles' 5th-century BCE tragedy Antigone, starring Juliette Binoche and directed by theatrical sensation Ivo van Hove. In repeatedly watching the play, he became awestruck with the plight of the young woman at the centre of the action. "Look at what these men are doing to me," Antigone cries, expressing the predicament of the dispossessed throughout time. Transfixed by the strange and uncanny power of the play, he finds himself haunted by its protagonist, finally resulting in his own suicidal breakdown. With a backstage view of the action, Aitken illuminates the creative process of Carson, Binoche, and Van Hove and offers a rare glimpse into collaborative genius in action. He also investigates the response to the play by Kierkegaard, Virginia Woolf, Judith Butler, and others who, like him, were moved by its timeless protest against injustice."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Preface
part I. Three days in Thebes
part II. Handful of dirt
part III. Thinking Antigone
coda. Antigone in Autumn.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-216).
Other format:
Aitken, Will, author. Antigone undone.
ISBN:
9780889775213
0889775214
OCLC:
1020311664
Publisher Number:
99975760057
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