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September 25, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jean Anouilh wrote his "Antigone" in 1944, during the height of the Nazi occupation of France. His interpretation of Sophocles' Greek tragedy soon became a symbol for the underground--freedom fighters saw the heroine's defiance as a rebel-yell to patriotism. Ironically, many Nazis also embraced "Antigone," primarily because of the classical source.
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July 23, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
The small, polished lobby of the old Subway Terminal Building in downtown Los Angeles suggests neoclassical splendor: columns, marble, a copy of Rodin's "The Thinker," potted palms. Directly adjacent to the lobby is a massive room--actually, a ruin--with additional classical columns. But these have been stripped of their adornments, about one-third of the way down each column, so that the bare interior of the column is left exposed.
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July 23, 2000 | DON SHIRLEY, Don Shirley is The Times' theater writer
The small, polished lobby of the old Subway Terminal Building in downtown Los Angeles suggests neoclassical splendor: columns, marble, a copy of Rodin's "The Thinker," potted palms. Directly adjacent to the lobby is a massive room--actually, a ruin--with additional classical columns. But these have been stripped of their adornments, about one-third of the way down each column, so that the bare interior of the column is left exposed.
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September 25, 1992 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jean Anouilh wrote his "Antigone" in 1944, during the height of the Nazi occupation of France. His interpretation of Sophocles' Greek tragedy soon became a symbol for the underground--freedom fighters saw the heroine's defiance as a rebel-yell to patriotism. Ironically, many Nazis also embraced "Antigone," primarily because of the classical source.
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