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Antigone

Antigone

Freely adapted by Emily Mann from the play by Sophocles.

Product Code: AC1000

  • Full-length Play
  • Drama | Tragedy
  • Cast size: 3m., 3w. (2 either gender, plus chorus.)

Rights and availability
This title can be licensed and sold throughout Canada, the United States.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$9.95 /script

Min. Royalty Rate: $80/perf

In stock

Synopsis

Thebes' civil war has ended. Creon, the ascending king, proclaims, "Regarding the bodies of the sons of Oedipus: Eteocles, a hero who fought for Thebes…will be given a hero's burial…But for Polyneices who recruited foreign troops to attack our home—let his corpse rot under the sweltering sun, food for the birds and the dogs…Anyone who dares to bury the enemy will be publicly executed." So begins this adaptation of Antigone, who battles Creon, her uncle, for the right in God's name to bury her dead brother, Polyneices, but loses that fight in a horrifying conclusion to this story. Antigone is usually seen as the righteous heroine while Creon is the hated villain. However, in this version, we take a fresh look at Antigone's own rigidity as an equal contributor to this story's devastating ending. Viewed as a contest between equally determined and fierce competitors, both right and both wrong, the play is an intense examination of the questions: "How can one penetrate the absolute certainty and righteousness of political or religious leaders who refuse to listen?" "What happens when neither side in a conflict agrees to yield?" "What happens when one sees the catastrophic consequences of one's actions too late?" The path taken here—vengeance will breed vengeance—is a shattering lesson for our times.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code AC1000
  • Cast Size 8
  • Min. Royalty Rate $80/perf
  • Cost $9.95
  • Approx. Run Time 70 min

Categories

  • Target Audience High School | College and Adult
  • Performing Group High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Drama | Tragedy
  • ISBN(13) 9781583423783
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Emily Mann's adaptation is clear and I LOVE that she begins with Creon's edict. That is one of the reasons I chose it."
Review by Tammi Doyle, Bellevue College, Bellevue, Wash.
"Beautifully adapted, Mann's Antigone is easy for high schoolers to understand and grasp. The staging is clever, tech is easy. Writing is incredible. We competed with this play and earned more than 20 acting awards!"
Review by Laura Woods, California High School, San Ramon, Calif.

Hints, Tips, and Tricks

"Much work on tactics and on vocal warm ups. "
Tip by Tammi Doyle, Bellevue College, Bellevue, Wash.

Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Studio Theatre Simpkins Fine Arts Center Cocoa Florida 10/25/2019 11/3/2019
Pottsboro H S Pottsboro Texas 3/3/2020 3/31/2020