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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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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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