Antigone

Antigone

eBook - 2013
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Oedipus' daughter protests the lack of funeral rites for her brother Polyneikes after his death in the civil war of Thebes, leading to a final tragedy. Timberlake Wertenbaker's translation of Sophocles' trilogy of Theban plays, including 'Oedipus Tyrannos' and 'Oedipus at Kolonos, was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford upon Avon, in 1991, under the collective title of 'The Thebans'
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : The University of Wisconsin Press, Ă2013
ISBN: 9781283976152
1283976153
9780299290832
0299290832
0299290840
9780299290849
Characteristics: 1 online resource (liii, 96 pages)
Additional Contributors: Mulroy, David D. 1943-

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kwsmith
Feb 25, 2018

The third of the famously poetic Theban plays, *Antigone,* was written by Sophocles around 441 BC. This profound classic remains astonishingly relevant today, over 2000 years after it was written. Sophocles masterfully covers gender stereotypes, tyrannical rulers, and the laws of man versus the divine laws. How much of today's fiction will be read and enjoyed 2000 years from now?

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Nymeria23
Mar 13, 2016

The story of Oedipus' rebellious child Antigone, who decides to risk death from the law and give her brother a proper burial, and a prideful King who has begun to let his power affect his judgment. Good and tragic ending to the Oedipus cycle.

Kdmullerspy Jun 04, 2013

I loved how brave Antigone was. A very interesting story.

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Elbereth
Aug 22, 2012

This classic tragedy brings up many themes still prevalent today including the balance of state and religion, the power of a ruler, and the duty of family.

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