"Antigone": Prologue (08:25)
This staging of Peter Arnott's translation of Sophocles' Antigone is done with marionettes. This staging features the remastered audio of Peter Arnott himself and the voice of Kelly Addyman as Antigone. Arnott's translations have benefited from years of live performances, which is why they are regarded so highly as the perfect blend of scholarship and enjoyment. In this opening segment, Antigone asks Ismene if she knows about Creon's edict. Ismene mentions the deaths of their brothers and refuses to help Antigone bury Polyneices; Antigone vows to do it anyway. The Theban Elders provide details about the war.
"Antigone": Episode I (11:45)
Creon announces that Eteocles will have an honorable burial, but Polyneices must remain unburied. A guard reveals that someone has buried Polyneices and Creon orders him to catch the culprit. The Chorus ruminates on human nature.
"Antigone": Episode II (14:55)
The guard returns with Antigone and identifies her as the one who buried Polyneices. She proudly admits her guilt and Creon sends for Ismene. Ismene claims she was Antigone's accomplice and wants to share her fate. The Chorus ruminates about curses and destiny.
"Antigone": Episode III (10:34)
Haemon vows he will be loyal to Creon's decision, but the citizens do not fully support Antigone's punishment. Creon plans to kill Antigone in front of Haemon; Haemon disowns him and flees. The Chorus invokes Eros to help Haemon.
"Antigone": Episode IV (07:15)
Antigone asks the citizens to see her as she faces death. The Chorus offers praise, but Antigone thinks they are mocking her. She laments her lack of friends, the curse on her family, and justice. The Chorus ruminates on the power of fate.
"Antigone": Episode V (10:08)
Teiresias announces that Creon has brought sickness to the state; he will be forced to sacrifice his child and the city will rebel. The Chorus Leader tells Creon to free Antigone and give Polyneices a proper burial. The Chorus calls upon Dionysus for healing.
"Antigone": Exodos (11:22)
A messenger arrives with news that Eurydice overhears. He provides details about the deaths of Haemon and Antigone, and Eurydice returns to the palace. Creon laments his folly and learns Eurydice is also dead. The Chorus reflects on respecting the gods and resisting arrogance.
Credits: Sophocles' Antigone: A Marionette Staging (01:44)
Credits: Sophocles' Antigone: A Marionette Staging
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