Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Douglas L. Paterson


In February, 2000 at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, I directed Jean Anouilh’s Antigone as partial fulfillment of my Master’s thesis. This thesis documents the theoretical and practical concerns involved in this project. A production of Anouilh’s Antigone affords the director the challenge of understanding the complex past of this play, from its Greek origins, to the context of 1940’s France, and presenting a production that is relevant to our contemporary concerns. Anouilh’s modernist treatment of Antigone’s story demonstrates his awareness of the difficult relationship we have with the past and its narratives.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Dramatic Arts and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 2000 Roisin O’Gorman.

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