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Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’

Synopsis
A production of ‘Antigone’ performed by the Classics Department of the University of Otago, New Zealand. The play expands on the theme of divine versus human law. Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, wishes to obey ancient customs governing the burial of the dead and clashes with her uncle Creon, who in his overeagerness to establish his new-found kinghood, declares that the body of her traitor brother Polynices should receive no burial rites. The tragic results serve to illustrate the folly in ignoring traditional culture and wisdom.
Language
English
Country
New Zealand
Year of production
1998
Documentation
Accompanying text.
Uses
Age 15 and up.
Subjects
Classical studies; Drama
Keywords
drama - classical; Greece - classical; performances; Sophocles

Credits

Writer
Sophocles

Distribution Formats

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£35.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
70 minutes
Year
2004

Distributor

Name

Classroom Video

Notes
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