This paper analyzes five Latin American versions of Antigone, not frequently
considered. The plays exhibit significant differences with regard to the original, most of
them related to painful events in the recent history of the continent. However, the plays
have in common with Sophocles’ original the permanent anthropological features that
have made Antigone a classic, expressed in five fundamental ideas: place, time, transcendence,
conflict of legal codes and the Antigone’s psychological state.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)231-264
Number of pages33
JournalAgora - Estudos Classicos em Debate
Issue number´15
StatePublished - 2013


  • Antigone; Sophocles; Latin America; Forced disappearance; Leopoldo Marechal; Griselda Gambaro; Jorge Huertas; Daniela Cápona; Juan Carlos Villavicencio


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