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Antigone Sightings

  • Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus 468BC

    In this tragedy, Antigone and Ismene do a lot of weeping and wailing when their brothers, Poyneices and Eteocles, do each other in while duking it out over the throne of Thebes.

  • Antigone by Sophocles 441BC

    When Creon declares that Polyneices' body be left for the dogs, Antigone fights the power and buries her brother anyway in this most famous version of Antigone's story.

  • Oedipus the King by Sophocles 431BC

    Antigone doesn't have a lot to say in this tragedy, but it kicks off her years of wandering in the wilderness with her Dad.

  • The Phoenician Women by Euripides 412BC - 410BC

    Antigone tries to stop her bonehead brothers from killing each other in this tragedy.

  • Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles 402BC

    In this tragedy, Antigone and a dying Oedipus end up in a suburb of Athens, where a fight over Oedipus' corpse ensues.

  • Fabulae by Hygenius 1BC - 99

    This collection of myths includes an alternative version of Antigone's story, where she lives long enough to have a son by Haemon.

  • Antigone by Jean Anouilh 1944

    This modern version of Sophocles' play was performed in Nazi-occupied Paris as a thinly-veiled protest against France's invaders.

  • The Island by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona 1977

    This play was a protest against South African apartheid, and it tells the story of two African men who rehearse Sophocles' Antigone while imprisoned for fighting for the rights of their people.

  • These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney 2012

    Antigone buries her brother in her wedding dress in this modernized marathon of all of Sophocles' extant plays.

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