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9.6 2015

Video: Anne Carson’s performance Antigonick

The Canadian poet Anne Carson gave a performance of her work from 2012 Antigonick at Moderna Museet on May 8, 2015. The Antigonick is Carson’s version of Sophocles’ classical tragedy Antigone. In English.

The voices of the text will be recited by special guests, including some Swedish authors, with Anne Carson as the chorus of elderly Theban men. A silent participant in the performance is her partner and collaborator, Robert Currie. Anne Carson was invited to Stockholm by Department of Romance and Classics at the Stockholm University in association with Albert Bonniers Förlag.

Published 9 June 2015 · Updated 9 February 2016