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Title: Antigone
Author: Sophocles
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Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

The first great 'resistance' drama - and perhaps the definitive Greek tragedy.

Creon, the King of Thebes, has forbidden the burial of Antigone's brother because he was put to death as a traitor to the crown. Despite being engaged to Creon's son Haemon, Antigone disobeys the King and buries her brother. Enraged, Creon condemns Antigone to death and buries her alive in a cave. The prophet Teiresias warns Creon against such rash actions, and eventually Creon relents – but when he goes to release Antigone it is too late: she has already hanged herself.

Translated and introduced by Marianne McDonald.

Antigone is a set text for AQA Drama and Theatre Studies A/AS Level.

Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Publication date: 29/09/2000
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781854592002
Publishing status: AU Dropshipping