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Thebes is under attack. In a bloody battle outside the city's gates, the sons of Oedipus fight to the death. King Creon issues an edict: Eteocles, who nobly defended Thebes against his brother and the invading army, is to be buried a hero; the body of his treacherous brother must be left to rot. Antigone and her uncle are locked in conflict. With no burial rites, Antigone knows that her brother Polynices' soul will be denied passage to the underworld and the gods will be offended. As the new king, Creon cannot ignore her actions - her defiance is a matter of national security.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 126 x 202 x 6mm | 81.65g
  • Oberon Books Ltd
  • Absolute Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1840021365
  • 9781840021363
  • 1,471,641

About Sophocles

"Declan Donnellan is co-founder of the internationally acclaimed theatre company, Cheek By Jowl. From 1989 to 1997, he was associate director of the Royal National Theatre, and has worked with the Avignon Festival, the Maly Theatre of St Petersburg and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has been presented with many international awards, including the Olivier for Outstanding Achievement."
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Review quote

'Every line of Donnellan's version rings out loud and clear - it comes across both as stinging dialectic and as a tragic study in the denial of nature.' Michael Billington, Guardian
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