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Antigone, defying her uncle Creon's decree that her brother should remain unburied, challenges the morality of man's law overruling the laws of the gods. The clash between her and Creon with its tragic consequences have inspired continual reinterpretation.

The plot revolves around King Creon who believes that a traitor in the kingdom does not warrant a proper burial, and Polyneices has died a traitor. However, the traitors sister, Antigone, protests against Creons refusal to bury her brother and, in light of her rebellion, is ordered by the king to be buried alive, despite being engaged to the kings son. However, the gods are on Antigones side, as proven by the plays blind prophet, and only then does Creon changes his mind about the burial right, with persuasion from the prophet. As he goes to properly bury the traitor and release Antigone from captivity, Antigone is discovered having hanged herself. Antigones fiancé attacks his own father and kills himself, and then the kings wife takes her life, too. Sophocles' play speaks loudly to the ongoing conflict between the freedom of the individual and the power of the state, and addresses the basic human right to freedom of speech.

This translation by Don Taylor, accurate and poetic, was made for a BBC TV production of the Theban Plays in 1986, which he directed.

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Another great student edition of a classic text.

Synopsis:

Antigone, defying her uncle Creon's decree that her brother should remain unburied, challenges the morality of man's law overruling the laws of the gods. The clash between her and Creon with its tragic consequences have inspired continual reinterpretation.

This translation by Don Taylor, accurate and poetic, was made for a BBC TV production of the Theban Plays in 1986, which he directed.

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Translated by Don Taylor

Product Details

ISBN:
9780413776044
Author:
Sophocles
Publisher:
Methuen Publishing
Translator:
Taylor, Don
Commentaries by:
Varakis, Angie
Commentaries:
Varakis, Angie
Author:
Taylor, Don
Subject:
Greek & Roman
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Antigone (Greek mythology)
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Methuen Drama Student Editions
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.87 x 5.07 x 0.35 in

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Antigone, defying her uncle Creon's decree that her brother should remain unburied, challenges the morality of man's law overruling the laws of the gods. The clash between her and Creon with its tragic consequences have inspired continual reinterpretation.

This translation by Don Taylor, accurate and poetic, was made for a BBC TV production of the Theban Plays in 1986, which he directed.

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