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The Tragedies of Sophocles$
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James Morwood

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781904675716

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9781904675716.001.0001

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The Tragedies of Sophocles

James Morwood

Liverpool University Press

This chapter presents post-classical adaptations of Sophocles' tragedies. It highlights the production of Ajax in 1882, which was staged in Cambridge, England. It also explores Martin Crimp's Cruel and Tender, the adaptation of Sophocles' Women of Trachis, in 2004. It also discusses the adaptation of Antigone by Jean Anouilh, which was performed in German-occupied France in 1944.

Keywords:   post-classical adaptations, Sophocles, tragedies, Ajax, Antigone, Women of Trachis, Cruel and Tender, Martin Crimp, Jean Anouilh

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