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By Sophocles,Don Taylor

The gods by no means flow swifter than whilst punishing males with the results in their personal actions.

Desperate to achieve regulate over a urban ravaged by means of civil warfare, Creon refuses to bury the physique of Antigone's rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon condemns the younger girl, his niece, to be buried alive. the folks daren't item however the prophet Teiresias warns that this tyranny will anger the gods: the rotting corpse is polluting the town. Creon hesitates and his destiny is sealed.

Sophocles' nice tragic play dramatises the conflict among the kin and the town and, with excessive poetry and deep tragedy, provides an irreconcilable yet equally-balanced clash. Sophoclean heroine Antigone has develop into a cultural archetype, the emblem 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.
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of Don Taylor's translation offers probably the most available and performable types of this historic play and offers a blueprint for knowing and staging the play this present day. the amount additionally features a Translator's be aware and a preface by way of Polly Findlay, the director of the nationwide Theatre's 2012 staging of the play.

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