Antigone

Antigone

by Don Taylor, Sophocles

 

Antigone, defying her uncle Creon's decree that her brother should remain unburied, challenges the morality of man's law overruling the laws of the gods. The clash between her and Creon with its tragic consequences have inspired continual reinterpretation. This translation by Don Taylor, accurate yet poetic, was made for a BBC TV production of the Theban Plays in 1986, which he directed.

Christopher Eccleston and Jodie Whittaker feature in a thrilling contemporary staging of Taylor's Antigone, directed by Polly Findlay, in 2012.

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