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By Sophocles,Don Taylor

The gods by no means circulate quicker than while punishing males with the results in their personal actions.

Desperate to achieve regulate over a urban ravaged through civil battle, Creon refuses to bury the physique of Antigone's rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. Creon condemns the younger lady, his niece, to be buried alive. the folk 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 town and, with excessive poetry and deep tragedy, offers an irreconcilable yet equally-balanced clash. Sophoclean heroine Antigone has turn into a cultural archetype, the logo of private integrity and an icon of political freedom, when her co-protagonist Creon will be interpreted as both a civic saviour or a ruthless tyrant.
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of Don Taylor's translation offers some of the most available and performable types of this historic play and gives a blueprint for figuring out and staging the play at the present time. the quantity additionally incorporates a Translator's observe and a preface via Polly Findlay, the director of the nationwide Theatre's 2012 staging of the play.

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