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By (Mythological character) Antigone; Sophocles.; Taylor, Don; (Mythological character) Antigone

ISBN-10: 1408173255

ISBN-13: 9781408173251

The tale of 1 sister's loyalty to either her brothers, despite their acts or opposing political views, 'Antigone' is likely one of the so much regularly renowned performs within the heritage of drama. This translation, via Don Taylor, was once commissioned by way of the BBC, and used to be first broadcast in autumn, 1986.


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They speak the language of eternity, Are not written down, and never change. 21 22 Antigone They are for today, yesterday, and all time. No one understands where they came from, But everyone recognises their force: And no man’s arrogance or power Can make me disobey them. I would rather Suffer the disapproval and punishment Of men, than dishonour such ancient truths. I shall die, of course, some time, Whether you make laws or not. If my death Comes sooner rather than later, I shall welcome it. My life has been misery – is misery now.

What else could provoke this strife Between father and son, this family divided And murderous anger between kin? There is fire in a woman’s eye, incited By such consuming heat, A man’s mind can burn. Aphrodite shares power with Zeus, her seat Is at his right hand, her lightning Strikes to the heart, and its power is frightening. The doors open and ANTIGONE enters, heavily guarded. She is dressed in a plain white gown. chorus. Yet how can we talk of justice And the needs of the State While we stand and watch this Unendurable sight?

She was a stranger From Phrygia, unmarried, like me, in danger Like mine. She was sentenced to die on the rock Of Sipylus, and there was no glory For her, only the endless shock Of the elements, and the terrible place Where she was imprisoned: the mountain’s embrace Like fingers of ivy tying her down, Enclosing, entombing her, and she all alone While the snows blinded her, and the freezing rain Whipped her to rags, and exposed her pain To the naked sky. What bitter tears she shed As she slowly turned to stone, and the grey Rock petrified her by inches, and she died.

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