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Antigone
     

Antigone

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by Sophocles, Don Taylor, Angie Varakis
 

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ISBN-10: 0413776042

ISBN-13: 9780413776044

Pub. Date: 04/01/2008

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Filled with passionate speeches and sensitive probing of moral and philosophical issues, this powerful drama reveals the grim fate that befalls the children of Oedipus. When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the gods rather than an unconscionable command from Creon, ruler of Thebes, she is condemned to death. How the gods take their

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Filled with passionate speeches and sensitive probing of moral and philosophical issues, this powerful drama reveals the grim fate that befalls the children of Oedipus. When Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, chooses to obey the law of the gods rather than an unconscionable command from Creon, ruler of Thebes, she is condemned to death. How the gods take their revenge on Creon provides the gripping denouement to this compelling tragedy, still one of the most frequently performed of classical Greek dramas. Footnotes.

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ISBN-13:
9780413776044
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Student Editions Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
390,454
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.26(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction
 
Antigone 1
 
Appendix 1. Guide to Pronunciation
Appendix 2. Synopses of the Surviving Accounts of Oedipus and His Family
Suggestions for Further Reading

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Antigone 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this play during the summer for an english class, and when I got it, I was suprised how short it was. The play is about a girl [Antigone--pronounced An-tig-oh-knee] that wants to giver her brother a burial that has been forbidden by the King, Creon. The play ends in tragedy, and is in ways similiar to Romeo and Juliet. This was a very good read that will only take you about a day to get through.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Recently, in my highschool, we staged the play Antigone... I'm a lover of Greek tragedy, so I was one happy chick, and tried out right away. I ended up with the part of Creon, although I'm a girl... I guess I auditioned better then I thought, beating out all the guys and landing the role of the protagonist... I found myself adoring this play and every aspect of it. Great action, it makes you think, and the characters are wonderful. I recomend Antigone for anyone in search of a good read! ;)