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Antigone  

Drama Classics: The World's Great Plays at a Great Little Price

Antigone $12.72 ex GST
$13.99 inc GST

The first great 'resistance' drama – and one of the most definitive Greek tragedies.

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. Also available in Greek Tragedy.

Cast : 5M, 3F

Nick Hern Books | 978-1-85459-200-2 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB