Antigone, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780486278049

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Read this in the classroom. Fun to read as a play.

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I actually read an online version of this text provided by my teacher as part of my Introduction to Drama course, so this is not the same translation I'm writing about, but is the same work. While I cannot be sure about this exact translation, I do know that the play itself is an excellent example of ancient Greek tragedy. Even more striking is the strong role given to the female lead, especially at that time in history. It offers a great historical perspective in general. If you are interested in drama at all, it is almost certainly a good idea to read some of the earliest examples, including this one. There are lots of good translations online, as well as in collections of dramas from ancient Greece and elsewhere, in addition to the stand-alone versions. In good translations, such as the one I was provided with, it is easy to read and follow, so there's no reason not to give it a shot. As someone who has read many ancient Greek dramas from several different genres, it's certainly one that I highly recommend.