Listeners to the PEL Antigone episodes who want to dig deeper into the meaning of the play can benefit from Mark W. Roche’s overview of Hegel’s remarks on tragedy, put forth in his essay “Introduction to Hegel’s Theory of Tragedy.” Roche specifies four Hegelian questions audiences might ask of any tragedy in an attempt to understand its characters and their interactions, and the ultimate outcomes.
Featuring Danny Lobell, Wes Alwan, David Buchanan, Daniel Cole, Erik Weissengruber, Frank Marcopolos, and Terra Leigh Bell. We talked a little about how to distinguish acting on principle from acting out of personal pride (and whether these can be distinguished); whether Creon is just drunk with power or believes he’s doing the right thing; and about a whole host of other marginally related things, including race and Rachel Dolezal.
What can philosophy wrench from the ancient Greek tragedy (BCE 451)? A party, for one! Mark, Wes, and Dylan are rejoined by drama guy John Castro, who played Haimon in our performance.
End song: “Woe Is Me,” live 2002 on WORT by Madison Lint.
An unrehearsed read-through of the Greek Tragedy from 441 BCE by the PEL Players featuring Lucy Lawless and Paul Provenza, plus some cast discussion of Greek drama and our selected translation, as well as Citizen-exclusive outtakes.
End song: “Antigone” by Mark Lint (2015)
A new theme song for our favorite proto-feminist martyr. Isn’t it hard enough just being your daddy’s brother? Please just work the system from within!
We’ll be discussing the famous Greek tragedy, and also performing a version of it with Lucy Lawless and Paul Provenza. What can such a work teach philosophy about ethics and the human condition?
Nearly a year prior to our coverage of the play, the theater group attempts to divulge its philosophical riches. Featuring Daniel Cole, Philip Cherny, Carlos Franke, Mark Linsenmayer, and Michael Rissman. Recorded June 29, 2014.