Monday, June 29, 2009

Antigone by Sophocles

As a great dramatist, Sophocles is unparalleled, and Antigone is one of his most notable tragic plays. As the daughter of Oedipus stands firm in her beliefs about what is right and proper regarding the burial of one of her brothers, she rebels against what she feels is an unjust ruling by the current ruler of the Theban family, Creon. As the tragedy unfolds, Creon is left mourning not only Antigone's two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, and his future daughter-in-law Antigone, but also his son, Haemon and his wife, Eurydice.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PA4414.A7.W66 2001
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Kevin Ross, Associate Dean, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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