Antigone (Modern Plays) - download pdf or read online

By Sophocles,Don Taylor

The gods by no means circulation speedier than whilst punishing males with the results in their personal actions.

Desperate to achieve keep watch over over a urban ravaged via civil conflict, Creon refuses to bury the physique of Antigone's rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon condemns the younger lady, his niece, to be buried alive. the folk daren't item however the prophet Teiresias warns that this tyranny will anger the gods: the rotting corpse is polluting the town. Creon hesitates and his destiny is sealed.

Sophocles' nice tragic play dramatises the conflict among the kin and town and, with excessive poetry and deep tragedy, offers an irreconcilable yet equally-balanced clash. Sophoclean heroine Antigone has turn into a cultural archetype, the emblem of non-public integrity and an icon of political freedom, when her co-protagonist Creon should be interpreted as both a civic saviour or a ruthless tyrant.
This variation
of Don Taylor's translation offers some of the most available and performable models of this old play and gives a blueprint for realizing and staging the play at the present time. the amount additionally encompasses a Translator's be aware and a preface through Polly Findlay, the director of the nationwide Theatre's 2012 staging of the play.

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