The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus Heaney, Sophocles
The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone Seamus Heaney, Sophocles ebook
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Sep 3, 2013 - The classic example was given by Sophocles in his tale of Antigone. Jan 26, 2012 - Publisher: Penguin Books (1984 Penguin Classics Edition) Bought from: Book Depository. The play fuses the traditions of Greek theatre with relevant, modern themes. Nov 21, 2006 - The brother of Oedipus, Creon, and uncle of Antigone was now the undisputed master of the city and resolving to make an example of the brother who had fought against him refused the right of honorable burial to Polynices. For this year's fall play, the Upper School went back to the roots of culture and theatre. The modern version was written by Jean Anouilh during World War II as a strong but subtle message to French Resistance fighters. Dec 4, 2013 - “A Burial at Thebes” Review. Oedipus has been exiled by his sons Creon, newly crowned king of Thebes decrees that Eteocles who died fighting for Thebes will be buried with a hero's honors. Oct 31, 2013 - The play is “Antigone,” written by Sophocles and translated often in the years since. King Creon's edict forbade the burial of Polyneices, who had fought against Thebes; he was to rot outside the walls of the city. Introduction In Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus, accompanied by his daughter Antigone, goes to Colonus, a town near Athen (Colonus is believed to be Sophocles' birthplace). Patten, head of the Upper School English department, read an Irish poem that inspired Seamus Heaney's edition of the play. Oct 12, 2011 - A twist in this version is that Créon is not certain and does not care which body is lying on the pavement, and decided it would be Polynices. From the first moment to the last, director Marcela Lorca keeps Burial at Thebes taut and compelling. Written around 441 B.C., of A Burial at Thebes. Oct 3, 2011 - The foundation of this searing production is Seamus Heaney's lucid and probing adaptation of Sophocles's Antigone. A Burial at Thebes is Seamus Heaney's rewrite of Antigone, the classical play by Sophocles. Apr 19, 2012 - Sophocles' Antigone brings to the stage tragic expressions of human conflict. Jun 17, 2012 - The Antigone is, more than most, a modern drama, re-interpreted by, among others, Jean Anouilh, whose 1944 version addressed the Nazi occupation under which it was produced, Jean Cocteau, Bertolt Brecht, and Seamus Heaney, who Sophocles's Antigone, the earliest of his Theban plays, is also the work which most clearly shows the concern with balance between parallel and conflicting forces which informs all his plays and his approach to drama in general.