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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage$
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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

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Antigone Interculturated in Tainan of Southern Taiwan

Antigone Interculturated in Tainan of Southern Taiwan

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(p.147) 7 Antigone Interculturated in Tainan of Southern Taiwan
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Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage
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Dongshin Chang

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586196.003.0007

This chapter talks about a 2001 performance of Antigone in lyrical Taiwanese — the language used in Taiwan before Mandarin was mandated as the national language — at the historic Koxinga shrine. A masked chorus sang and danced using rhymed quatrains and the seven-word lines common in Taiwanese folklore. Drawing in part on Taiwanese rituals and practices, and substituting local gods for Greek in a number of instances, this production was one of a number of productions by the company Tainan Jen Theatre that aimed to communicate Western theatre to local audiences while at the same time enhancing the status of local traditions by putting them center stage.

Keywords:   Greek tragedy, remaking, theatre, classics, Sophocles, Taiwanese theatre, Antigone, Taiwanese, Koxinga shrine, Jen Theatre

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