My friend and I saw this play performed in Chicago (FYI – amazing!), so when I saw a nice, affordable copy from New Directions (the publishing company that singlehandedly keeps Modernist poetry in print), I had to pick it up.
Reading it, I got a much better understanding of some of the rhetorical choices of the performance. Anne Carson wrote this play very much as poetry – as a long narrative poem, with carefully chosen line breaks. I could actually hear bits of the performance in my head and see how closely they followed and used the script.
Also, my waning faith in Anne Carson was renewed by Antigonick… again.