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date: 16 September 2019

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María Florencia Nelli interviews Argentine playwright, director, and researcher Héctor Levy-Daniel. They discuss the reasons for staging a classical Greek drama in contemporary Argentina, with particular reference to Levy-Daniel’s 2011 staging of Yocasta, in which Jocasta was not only the narrator of the tale, but became the central figure. As such, Lévy-Daniel—who sees Jocasta as the primary victim of Sophocles’ Oedipus tyrannus—gave voice to the victims in a way that had particular resonance and importance in the context of Argentina’s recent history and the military dictatorship which ruled 1966–73.

Keywords: Héctor Levy-Daniel, Argentina, Yocasta, Sophocles, Greek drama, Oedipus, Jocasta, Victims, Oedipus tyrannus

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