Study Guide

Creon Sightings

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Dec 20, 2019

Antigone by Sophocles

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.

Dec 20, 2019

Oedipus the King by Sophocles

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


Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Phoenician Women by Euripides

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.)

Dec 20, 2019

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles

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

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

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 0099

Oedipus by Seneca

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

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

Oedipus el Rey by Luis Alfaro

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

Dec 20, 2019

These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney

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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