Further Reading

Time and space constraits limited the number of diverse adaptations featured. Please see the further reading section below for more recommendations of transformative works from diverse perspectives. The links will direct you to the catalog record in our UT Libraries collection.

Adaptations of Antigone

Antígona Velez (1965) by Leopoldo Marechal

Odale's Choice (1967) by Kamau Brathwaite

La pasión según Antígona Pérez (1968) by Luis Rafael Sánchez

The Island (1976) by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona

Antigona: Una tragedia latinamericana (2016) by Rómulo Pianacci (not an adaptation but scholarly commentary and analysis of Latin American adaptations of Antigone)

Home Fire (2017) by Kamila Shamsie


Shishi (1971) by Yukio Mishima, adaptation of Medea

Women of Owu (2006) by Femi Osofisan, adaptation of the Trojan Women

Euripides’ Bakkhai: A new version (2017) by Anne Carson, adaptation of the Bacchae


The Gods Are Not to Blame (1971) by Ola Rotimi, adaptation of Oedipus Tyrannus

The Gospel at Colonus (1989) by Lee Breur, adaptation of Oedipus at Colonus


The Song of Achilles (2011) by Madeline Miller, adaptation of the Iliad

An American Marriage (2018) by Tayari Jones, adaptation of the Odyssey


In the Mecca (1968) by Gwendolyn Brooks, adaptation of the Persephone myth

Mother Love (1996) by Rita Dove, adaptation of the Persephone myth

Autobiography of Red (1998) by Anne Carson, adaptation of the Ganymede myth