Preparing for Antigone!


I’m so excited for our read of Antigone in February! March!

You might want to check out the 1986 multi-part series from the BBC, with Juliet Stevenson in the lead (divided into 11 parts on YouTube, total running time about 2 hours). The BBC did all three Theban plays.

An 8-part documentary on Antigone from the UK’s National Theatre.  It begins with a nice 8 minute introduction to Aristotle’s theory of tragedy from Edith Hall, before introducing the play Antigone by Sophocles. Polly Findlay speaks about her interpretation of Don Taylor’s translation of Antigone for the National Theatre’s Olivier theatre in 2012.

And from Marge Irvine, this  video about the Greek chorus.

Happy reading!

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