By Sophocles,Don Taylor
Desperate to achieve 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 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 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 logo of non-public integrity and an icon of political freedom, while her co-protagonist Creon may be interpreted as both a civic saviour or a ruthless tyrant.
of Don Taylor's translation provides some of the most obtainable and performable types of this historic play and offers a blueprint for figuring out and staging the play this present day. the quantity additionally incorporates a Translator's notice and a preface through Polly Findlay, the director of the nationwide Theatre's 2012 staging of the play.
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Antigone (Modern Plays) by Sophocles,Don Taylor