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“Antigone” by Sophocles – Ancient Tragedy

"Antigone" by Sophocles - Ancient Tragedy - Easy Living

 04 AUGUST 2021

The work:

Thebes, where the Lavdakid generation reigned, is in a state of severe political crisis. The two sons of the last king, Oedipus, who was lost by the heavy curse that haunts the Lavdakides, clash for succession. While Eteocles remains to rule Thebes, Polyneikis, in exile, raises an army from Argos to attack the city. The attack fails, but in the battle Eteoklis and Polyneikis kill each other. Only Oedipus’ two daughters, Antigone and Ismene, the last links in the Lavdakid chain, are left alive. Classical Greek Goddess Antigone Stock Illustration

The plot:

The tragedy begins at dawn after the victory of the Thebans. Creon has now taken power, as the closest relative of Oedipus sons. He orders that Polyneikis be buried as a traitor to his homeland. It prescribes the death penalty against any violator of his order.

Antigone rebels against the harsh command, which violates the unwritten laws that protect the dead and offends the sacred feeling of brotherly love. Defying danger, she tries to bury her brother. This struggle between Antigone and Creon for the dead body of Polyneikis, sums up all the conflicts inherent in the human condition (male and female, old and new, private and social, just and legal, existence and mortality, human and divine).

Antigone is arrested. He is sentenced to death by Creon. However, from the moment she announces her death sentence, Creon is already on the path that leads to his destruction.

Performance ID:

Translation: Panagiota Pantazi Direction 

Scene: Themis Moumoulidis Collaborating

Director: Manos Karatzogiannis

Costumes: Panagiota Kokkorou

Music: Stavros Gasparatos

Lighting: Nikos Sotiropoulos

Photos: Angeliki Kokkove

Assistant director: Vicky Panagiotopoulou

Production management: Stamatis Moumoulidis, Christina Bala

Contact: Irini Lagourou

Production: Ars Aeterna, 5th Art Age


Thanassis Papageorgiou, Christina Cheila Fameli, Dora Makrigianni, Dimitris Samolis, Manos Karatzogiannis,
Markos Papadokonstantakis.

The theater work will take place at  Kipotheatro Ν. Kazantzakis

Εntrance time – 21:30

Ticket price  – From 14 Euros

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