Canadian Anne Carson has been heralded as one of the most important contemporary poets writing in English. In this video she performs ’Antigonick’, which is her version of Sophocles’ ancient Greek tragedy, Antigone. Carson performs with eight Scandinavian colleagues and fans.
Anne Carson (b. 1950) is regarded as one of the most important writers in English. The American literary critic Harold Bloom has praised Carson for her innovative work. Besides being a poet and a writer, Carson is an essayist, translator and professor of Classics, with a background in classical language.
Carson has translated ancient works for example by Sappho, Euripides and Catullus.
’Antigonick’ is Anne Carson’s translation and rewriting of Sopocles’ work.
Antigone: Mara Lee
Ismene, sister of Antigone: Mette Moestrup
Kreon, King of Thebes: Nielsen
Haimon, son of Kreon and Eurydike: Martin Larsen
Eurydike, wife of Kreon, mother of Haimon: Pia Juul
Teiresias, blind prophet of Thebes led by a boy]: Pejk Malinovski
Boy: Peter Højrup
Guard: Peter Højrup
Messengr: Amalie Smith
Chorus of old Theban men: Anne Carson
Nick, a mute part: Robert Currie
Presenter: David Vann
Set: Palace of Kreon at Thebes.
Recorded at the Louisiana Literature festival 25 August 2012.
Edited by Honey Biba Beckerlee
Produced by Honey Biba Beckerlee and Christian Lund
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