Download e-book for iPad: Antigone (Modern Plays) by Sophocles,Don Taylor

By Sophocles,Don Taylor

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

Desperate to realize keep watch over over a urban ravaged through 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 folks daren't item however the prophet Teiresias warns that this tyranny will anger the gods: the rotting corpse is polluting town. Creon hesitates and his destiny is sealed.

Sophocles' nice tragic play dramatises the conflict among the family members and town and, with excessive poetry and deep tragedy, provides an irreconcilable yet equally-balanced clash. Sophoclean heroine Antigone has turn into a cultural archetype, the emblem of private integrity and an icon of political freedom, when her co-protagonist Creon could be interpreted as both a civic saviour or a ruthless tyrant.
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of Don Taylor's translation offers the most available and performable models of this historical play and gives a blueprint for figuring out and staging the play this present day. the amount additionally includes a Translator's word and a preface through Polly Findlay, the director of the nationwide Theatre's 2012 staging of the play.

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