Antigone (Modern Plays) - download pdf or read online

Antigone (Modern Plays) - download pdf or read online

By Sophocles,Don Taylor

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

Desperate to realize keep watch over over a urban ravaged through civil battle, 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 relations and the town and, with excessive poetry and deep tragedy, offers an irreconcilable yet equally-balanced clash. Sophoclean heroine Antigone has develop into a cultural archetype, the emblem of non-public integrity and an icon of political freedom, while her co-protagonist Creon will be interpreted as both a civic saviour or a ruthless tyrant.
This variation
of Don Taylor's translation offers the most available and performable models of this historical play and offers a blueprint for figuring out and staging the play this present day. the amount additionally includes a Translator's be aware and a preface via Polly Findlay, the director of the nationwide Theatre's 2012 staging of the play.

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