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Polyneices and Eteocles, two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes’ civil war, have both been killed in battle. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has declared that Eteocles will be honoured and Polyneices disgraced. The rebel brother’s body will not be sanctified by holy rites, and will lay unburied to become the food of carrion animals. Defying Creon’s edict Antigone buries her brother and in so doing unleashes a terrible tragedy.
What a great piece of theatre! The adaptation by Eamon Flack retains the power of the original, while making it not so much up to date, as timeless. -
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Currency Press | 978-0-86819-880-4 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB
finished his BA at the
University of Queensland in 2000 and trained as an actor at WAAPA from 2001 to
2003. Since graduating he has worked as an actor, director, writer and
dramaturg for Bell Shakespeare’s Mind’s Eye; ThinIce; Sydney Theatre Company;
Perth International Arts Festival; Griffin Stablemates; PlayWriting Australia;
the Ensemble Theatre; ArtRage; Deckchair Theatre; the Old Fitzroy; Darlinghurst
Theatre; and the Belvoir Theatre in Sydney.