Antigone (Anouilh)

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Jean Anouilh translated by Christopher Nixon

DOI: 10.5040/9781580814072.01

Duration: 1:49:25

  • 001_Intro.mp3 0:02:16
  • 002_Part 1_The Chorus introduces the story of Antigone.mp3 0:06:30
  • 003_Part 2_Antigone and Nanny.mp3 0:06:52
  • 004_Part 3_Ismene enters.mp3 0:10:47
  • 005_Part 4_Haemon enters.mp3 0:06:11
  • 006_Part 5_Creon enters.mp3 0:05:20
  • 007_Part 6_Chorus speaks about tragedy.mp3 0:03:20
  • 008_Part 7_Antigone is caught by Guards.mp3 0:06:09
  • 009_Part 8_Creon and Antigone.mp3 0:17:22
  • 010_Part 9_Creon and Antigone continued.mp3 0:13:53
  • 011_Part 10_Ismene enters.mp3 0:05:25
  • 012_Part 11_Antigone is brought in by Guard.mp3 0:05:40
  • 013_Part 12_A Messenger retells what has happened.mp3 0:04:49
  • 014_Part 13_The Chorus ends the story.mp3 0:02:02
  • 015_Outro.mp3 0:01:19
  • 016_Converstion with Christopher Nixon and Brendon Fox.mp3 0:11:30

"The body of Polynices, Antigone's brother, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Antigone's faithfulness to her dead brother and his proper burial, and her defiance of the dictator Creon, seals her fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, Anouilh's Antigone was seen by the French as theatre of the resistance and by the Germans as an affirmation of authority.

Includes an interview with translator Christopher Nixon and director Brendon Fox. Also includes an interview with Ned Chaillet, a playwright, radio producer and director for the BBC. Chaillet is the former Deputy Drama Critic for the Times of London and the London theatre critic for the Wall Street Journal-Europe. He spoke with us about Antigone in the context of World War Two, the differences bewtween the original myth of Sophocles and the Anouilh version, and Anouilh’s influence on later playwrights. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Jordan Bridges as Haemon and Guard Dominic Fumusa as Guard Francis Guinan as Creon John Hansen as Guard and Messenger Alan Mandell as Chorus Elizabeth Marvel as Antigone Alley Mills as Nanny Mandy Siegfried as Ismene Directed by Brendon Fox. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles."

Featuring: Jordan Bridges, Dominic Fumusa, Francis Guinan, Alan Mandell, Elizabeth Marvel, Alley Mills, Mandy Siegfried, John Hansen

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LA Theatre Works

Jean Anouilh translated by Christopher Nixon

ISBN: 9781580814072

Series: L.A. Theatre Works

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