Sunday, October 17, 2010

What if Freud had focused on the Antigone complex versus the Oedipus complex?

This question came up at the dinner table tonight, and I can't stop thinking about it. I asked my playwriting teacher who had said that, and of course it was Judith Butler! Ladies and gentleman, the next book on my reading list:

First I am planning on reading Orlando by Virginia Woolf, which I am more than excited about. Saw the play at Yale last semester and again at Classic Stage Company this month. Fell absolutely in love with the story, which Sarah Ruhl pretty much just took Virginia Woolf's language and put it on stage. So much gender topics flowing throughout it though, I cannot wait to sit down and read it!

Now, I haven't seen the film of it either, but have heard it's worth watching as well.

If anyone else has read or seen Orlando, I would love to talk to you about it.

Also, what do you think of the Antigone complex versus the Oedipus complex?

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