Antigone: A New Adaptation of the Classic Greek Tragedy (Paperback)Hollie McNish (author)
A modern retelling of Sophocles' classic play, Antigone, by bestselling writer and poet Hollie McNish
As the daughter of Oedipus, Antigone was dealt a cruel hand at birth - even within the bounds of Grecian tragedy. When her brothers are slain fighting for the throne of Thebes, Antigone finds herself pitted against her uncle, the newly crowned King Creon. In defiance of the king, Antigone buries her brother's body, a choice she may pay for dearly.
In this new adaptation, we see Sophocles' play reignited by bestselling poet and writer Hollie McNish. Hollie's considered retelling brings Sophocles' original text to a modern-day audience, illuminating the remarkable resemblances between ancient Greek thought and the society we grapple with today.
'[Hollie McNish] writes with honesty, conviction, humour and love . . . She's always been one of my favourites' Kae Tempest
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 148 g
Dimensions: 198 x 124 x 8 mm
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“Sharp and excellent!”
I was very excited to get a copy of this version of Antigone - I half remember being in a production of a different version as a teen, and I was intrigued to see what McNish would do with it. And I was delighted!... More
“Clever and gripping”
As somebody who studied Sophocles' 'Antigone' for university, I was extremely excited to see a modern retelling, and it certainly hits the spot. McNish's writing style is punchy and gutsy, which... More
Fantastic! I really enjoyed this reimagining of Antigone, Hollie McNish can do no wrong. This has made me want to go read the original again and find more ancient plays to lose myself in. I’ll keep my fingers crossed... More
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