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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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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