Antigone (trans. Wertenbaker)

Sophocles translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker

DOI: 10.5040/9780571285334.00000034
Scenes: 12. Roles: Male (4) , Female (4) , Neutral (1)

Sophocles' Theban plays – Oedipus Tyrannos, Oedipus at Kolonos and Antigone – stand at the fountainhead of world drama; they tell the story of Oedipus, Jocasta and Antigone, and the ancient Greek theme of power both mortal and godlike is brought to the fore with stunning vitality. Antigone completes the trilogy. Oedipus' daughter protests the lack of funeral rites for her brother Polyneikes after his death in the civil war of Thebes, leading to a final tragedy.

Timberlake Wertenbaker translation of Sophocles' trilogy of Theban plays was premiered by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford upon Avon, in 1991, under the collective title of The Thebans.

From Oedipus Plays


Faber and Faber

Sophocles translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker

ISBN: 9780571195350

Series: Faber Drama

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