July 2008 at the Roman Town House
Antigone extract: King Creon explains his condemnation of Antigone to death for giving funeral rites to her condemned brother Polynices against Creon’s will and argues with his son Haemon who is betrothed to Antigone’s.
Antigone extract: Antigone’s farewell to the world in which she feels the horror of the death she faces, mourns the children she will never have and laments her father’s tragic influence on her fate.
Antigone extract: Antigone, accepting her fate, makes her final declaration to King Creon.
Antigone extract: The chorus circles to consider the fates of those whose deaths have passed into legend – the tabloid journals of ancient Greece.
Antigone extract: Blind priest Teresius confronts and challenges King Creon and divines the future. Creon rejects Teresius’ divination. They argue. Teresius divines the terrible tragedy awaiting King Creon.
Antigone extract: King Creon’s final despair at the death of his son. The moral of his tragedy is laid bare. But deeper than this he finally discovers his wife has also committed suicide in despair and all is lost for him.