Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Erin B. Mee and Helene P. Foley

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199586196

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 13 December 2017

No Grave in the Earth: Antigone's Emigration and Arab Circulations

No Grave in the Earth: Antigone's Emigration and Arab Circulations

Chapter:
(p.288) (p.289) 16 No Grave in the Earth: Antigone's Emigration and Arab Circulations
Source:
Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage
Author(s):

Edward Ziter

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0016

The well-known Syrian star of film and television, Jihad Saad, staged Antigone's Emigration in 2006 to a packed audience at the Damascus International Theatre Festival. The play — which literally depicts a woman persecuted and forced into flight by war between two brothers — was performed in a city reeling from an influx of Iraqi refugees as the result of violence between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims. Using the line ‘who has no homeland has no grave in the earth’, this chapter focuses on the way the production depicted ‘authority's violent displacement of its opponents, systematically erasing any memory of resistance from the homeland and any memory of the homeland from those who resist’. It argues that the production implicitly transforms Antigone into a searing analysis of violence in the Arab world and its effects on women.

Keywords:   Greek tragedy, Antigone, classics, theatre, Syrian theatre, Jihad Saad, Antigone's Emigation, Damascus International Theatre Festival, exile

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .