By Sophocles,Don Taylor
Desperate to achieve keep an eye on 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 girl, 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 town. Creon hesitates and his destiny is sealed.
Sophocles' nice tragic play dramatises the conflict among the relations and 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 logo of non-public integrity and an icon of political freedom, while her co-protagonist Creon might be interpreted as both a civic saviour or a ruthless tyrant.
of Don Taylor's translation provides the most obtainable and performable models of this old play and gives a blueprint for realizing and staging the play this day. the quantity additionally features 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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