from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta. She performed funeral rites over her brother's body in defiance of her uncle Creon.

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  • n. (Greek mythology) the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed her father and was condemned to death


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  • Inspired by a Greek tragedy course Peppy and I had taken in college, we came up with the name Antigone Rising, after the Greek heroine who rose up to defy the king.

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  • There are several theories about this, ranging from the dull (a goat might have been the prize at the Dionysia), to the moderately convincing (goats may once have been sacrificed to choral song, which evolved into tragedy as we know it, like in Antigone, etc.), to the highly impertinent (choral singers were young men much like goats in that they were hairy, smelly, and licentious).

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  • In her spare time, she traveled as the tour manager of a band called Antigone Rising.

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  • And I was starting to learn an understudy role in the chorus of a curious adaptation of one such Greek tragedy called Antigone by Sophocles, which had been renamed What the Blind Man Saw for the purposes of the adaptation.

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  • They made sincere efforts to learn Romaic Greek, but delighted in mispronunciation; if a woman was called Antigone, they all called her 'Auntie Gonie', and Hector himself was known as 'My Sector'.

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  • I can remember scratching my head in 2002 when, during a fine production of Sophocles's "Antigone" from the National Theater of Greece, this description of the title character popped up on the screen: "The glimmer that lit the last blossom of the house of Oedipus."

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  • Nominations will be accepted until July 21 and application packets may be obtained by calling Antigone Vigil at (303) 312-2337 or e-mailing

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  • The play, titled “Declassified: Struggle for Existence We Used to Eat Lunch Together” and based on the Greek tragedy "Antigone," was written by 14 students from two New York City schools -- Jamaica High and Queens Collegiate, which share the same building.

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  • In the timeline of this TV Theater World, those two plays are in the same order, but "Antigone" was a few more years later than "Medea".

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  • Philadelphia stage credits includes: her one-woman show 'Fantasy Is An Addiction' 2005 Philly Fringe Festival, lead role in 'Antigone', 'Seven Guitars', 'Fences', and 'Merry Wives of Windsor'.

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