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While it is common practice in contemporary theatre to re-contextualise a piece of work, the riskier - and Slavoj Zizek would argue more faithful - approach might be to change the actual story itself. Zizek's Antigone not only re-positions Antigone as a revolutionary political figure, it alters the narrative of the play itself. As Zizek puts it himself in the introduction ...more
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Published October 20th 2016 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published February 27th 2015)
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Phillip Yes, Brecht (as well as any number of other playwrights) has rewritten Antigone. The introduction actually puts this new version--of which Zizek says,…moreYes, Brecht (as well as any number of other playwrights) has rewritten Antigone. The introduction actually puts this new version--of which Zizek says, "It doesn't pretend to be a work of art but an ethico-political exercise" (xxv)--in a Brechtian context, but whereas Brecht's version re-envisions Antigone in a modernist anti-authoritarian context, Zizek attempts to present a philosophically postmodern play/exercise.(less)
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Guillermo Jiménez
Vivimos dentro y según la ley. Ella nos convierte en lo que somos: ciudadanos y empleados. Doctores y cónyuges, personas que poseen cosas.
Ronald Dworkin, El imperio de la justicia, p. 11

Sigo leyendo como desesperado, viendo Suits, trabajando, y mi plan original de comentar mis lecturas para hacer una pausa, para hacer una reflexión sobre lo leído, para que no se quede en algo estéril, solo se acumula sobre la mesa de mi escritorio.

Esta mañana me levanto con la noticia de que ya suman 67 muertos,
Petra Miocic
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Čemu služi umjetnost ako je posve apolitična? Nije li dužnost umjetnika povremeno upiknuti goruću točku društva i na taj način izazvati željenu reakciju? Živi li klasično djelo zatvorimo li ga u njegove okvire i ostavimo li ga takvim, autentičnim, konzerviranim, prekrasnim i dalekim? Možemo se diviti ljepoti, možemo se diviti mrtvilu, no mrtvačku ćemo ukočenost klasičnog djela opustiti samo shvatimo li ga kao nešto otvoreno. No, učinimo li tako, usmjerimo
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure why the English edition isn't on Goodreads but anyways, Zizek does a great job of embedding his analysis into a new rendition of Antigone.
Jan 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
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This text is interesting, not necessarily because it is/would be a good play, but because it is didactic. Zizek's project in rewriting Antigone is theoretical, rather than aesthetic. His version shows three endings to the Antigone story--in a really compact space, only about 30 pages of actual play, with an intro almost as long--in which first Creon triumphs and experiences the tragedy Sophokles gave us, then Antigone triumphs and Thebes is destroyed by riots, and finally where the Chorus ...more
Marijana Lasuamkra~
Mnogo je začudnog i demonskog na svijetu,
ali ništa nije tako začudno i demonsko kao čovjek.
Ovladao je govorom i razmišlja brzinom vjetra,
uvježbao je osjećaje za život u zajednici,
naučio umaknuti ledenim strijelama mraza,
surovom životu pod otvorenim nebom,
oštrom pljusku kišnih kapi u zimskoj oluji.
Takav je čovjek snalažljiv u svemu što čini.
Vještinom se umije oduprijeti svemu
osim smrti jedino nju ne može izbjeći.
Vrednote njegovih domišljatih vještina
oblikuju umjetnost o kojoj i ne sanja
te ga
Zuhal Aksulu
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kadim bilgelikte doğru denmiş,
Kaderimizin pençesinden kaçamıyoruz.
Ama bu bilgelik bir şeyi de görmüyor,
sorumluluğumuzun ağırlığından da kaçamıyoruz. - Sayfa 79
Benjamin Britton
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Antigone is a particularly modern heroine. She is a rebel, a refusenik, a feminist, an anti-capitalist (principles are more important than money), a suicide perhaps, certainly a martyr, and without doubt a difficult, insistent person, not unlike some of Ibsens women. More decisive, less irritating, talky and circular than Hamlet but, you might say, equally teenage she has blazed through the centuries to remain one of the great characters of all literature. Is she a saint, a criminal of ...more
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Inanilmaz lezzetli bir paralelleme. Tamam, koronun yonetime el koymasi karikaturlestirilmis, Kreon'la "karsi kenar" arasindaki gerilim nasil oldu da bu ikisiyle koro arasinda bir gerilim yaratti, bu gerilimi gostermeden oluvermis gibi, koro yalnizca "halk"a indirgenmis -aslinda klasik yunan tiyatrosunda oldugu gibi kabul edilse devrimin ruhu bile cikarmis- , vs. Ama fikir cok cok cok iyi. Gelistirilmeli...
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stellar concept and deployment of the swerve, the multiple veerings of this re-imagined drama.
This book is something I randomly picked up off the library shelves. I admire the character of Antigone that Sophocles originally wrote and I've seen the original play performed by Naseeruddin Shah's Motley theatre company at the Prithvi theatre in Mumbai back in 2012 and I remember enjoying it. Shah described Antigone as a 'terrorist' - taking on the state for the sake of a personal belief system - seeking to bury her fallen brother's corpse that her uncle Creon refuses to give the honour of ...more
Bere Tarará
May 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De las versiones más interesantes, el final merece aplausos, interesante el ejercicio de un filósofo reescribiendo textos clásicos
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting renditions of Antigone by Zizek
Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Žižekova Antigona: Pompozna, ali zabavna

Moj se tekst ne pretvara da je umjetničko djelo; on je etičko-politička vježba, zaključuje Žižek na kraju predgovora Antigone i time kao da pere ruke od svoje strukturalističke doskočice koju ćemo uskoro imati prilike vidjeti na sceni HNK Zagreb. Iako Žižekov igrokaz nema ritualnu snagu Sofoklova izvornika, na momente je izuzetno zanimljiv i zabavan. Živo nas zanima tko će ga režirati te se nadamo da će redatelj znati naglasiti duhovitost teksta i da će
Anders Holbæk
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was wonderful. Zizek manages to put even more weight behind the complexity and ambiguity in Antigone, he even manages to raise several new questions to ponder. The surreal Lola Rennt type playing with time in this retelling allows us to play with the idea of what would happen if things had gone differently than what we know from the classic story.

This retelling is a political work and makes no attemps to try and conceal this. It is refreshing to read something where the author dares speak
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Slavoj Žižek is a Slovene sociologist, philosopher, and cultural critic.

He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (then part of SFR Yugoslavia). He received a Doctor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Ljubljana and studied psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII with Jacques-Alain Miller and François Regnault. In 1990 he was a candidate with the party Liberal Democracy of Slovenia for

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