Antigonick

Written by:

Anne Carson

    Genre:

    Classical
    Tragedy
    Translation

    Themes:

    Greek Play
    Mythology

    Length:

    90 min.

    Year Written:

    2012

    Synopsis:

    Antigonick is a comic-book presentation of Sophokles’ Antigone in a new translation by Anne Carson, with text blocks hand-inked on the page by Carson and her collaborator Robert Currie. On separate translucent vellum pages, the artist Bianca Stone has created stunning drawings to overlay the text. Anne Carson has published translations of the ancient Greek poets Sappho, Simonides, Aiskhylos, Sophokles and Euripides.

    Antigonick is her first attempt at making translation into a combined visual and textual experience. Sophokles’ luminous and disturbing tragedy is here given an entirely fresh language and presentation: it will provoke poetry readers, classical scholars, theatre people and comic-book aficionados.” (From Bloodaxe Books Website)

    First Produced:

    2012, Louisana

    Resources:

    Antigonick is available through Amazon.

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    Notes:

    Anne Carson performed Antigonick with eight Scandinavian colleagues and fans at the Louisiana Literature Festival in August 2012. The whole performance was filmed by Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art and can be viewed by clicking on this video link.

    Winner of the 2012 Criticos Prize.