The body of polynices, Antigone's brother, has been ordered to remain unburied by Creon, the new king Thebes. Antigone's faithfulness to her dead brother and his proper burial, and her defiance of the dictator Creon, seals her fate. Originally produced in Paris during the Nazi occupation, Anouilh's "Antigone" was seen by the French as theater of the resistance and by the Germans as an affirmation of authority.\
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The Samuel French Actor's Edition completely mangles Anouilh's brilliant work. It's mercilessly adapted by cutting out and reconfiguring many of the scenes - for example, since Ismene was played by a younger actress in this particular edition, there are many references to her being Antigone's younger sister. That, in turn, takes a lot of power out of their scene towards the beginning of the play. Galantiere is a wonderful translator, but find a different edition if you want to read his actual, true-to-Anouilh translation.