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The Choruses of Sophokles' <i>Antigone</i> and <i>Philoktetes</i>

Dance of Words

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This volume argues for a fundamental difference in the modes of expression of actor and chorus in Sophoklean tragedy. The chorus views the action and the world of the play from the perspective of dancers and singers, while the actors' understanding is shaped by the responsibility they have to make things happen.

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