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Creon Sightings

  • Antigone by Sophocles 441BC

    When Creon declares that anyone who buries Polyneices' body will be killed, Antigone buries her brother anyway. Creon is still a little ticked off about how he's portrayed in this play.


  • Oedipus the King by Sophocles 431BC

    Oedipus accuses Creon of treason in this tragedy before the O-man finds out the horrible truth.


  • The Phoenician Women by Euripides 412BC - 410BC

    In this tragedy, the seer Tiresias tells Creon that he has to sacrifice his son, Menoeceus, in order to save Thebes. (Creon is more than a little unhappy about this.)


  • Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles 402BC

    Creon kidnaps Antigone and Ismene in this tragedy to try to win Oedipus' corpse for Thebes.


  • 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, until Creon finds out and causes tragedy all over again. This guy never learns.


  • Oedipus by Seneca 1BC - 99

    The big deal Roman playwright puts his spin on the Sophocles original. It doesn't get any happier, that's for sure.


  • 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.


  • Oedipus el Rey by Luis Alfaro 2010

    This modern Chicano riff on Oedipus the King is set in a L.A. barrio and comes complete with a Chicano Creon.


  • These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney 2012

    Creon hits Antigone in the head with a hammer in this modernized marathon of all of Sophocles' extant plays. (Can we say harsh?)


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