Study Guide

Antigone Sightings

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Jan 1, 1970

Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus

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.

Dec 20, 2019

Antigone by Sophocles

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.

Dec 20, 2019

Oedipus the King by Sophocles

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.


Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Phoenician Women by Euripides

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

Dec 20, 2019

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

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

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 0099

Fabulae by Hygenius

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

Dec 20, 2019

Antigone by Jean Anouilh

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

Dec 20, 1977

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

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.

Dec 20, 2019

These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney

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

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