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Antigone by Sophocles, Drama, Stage Play Script

Antigone is one of the first great heroines of the stage. Head strong, rebellious and passionate, she determines that she will bury her brother despite the King decreeing death to anyone who attempts it. The results are tragic and she cannot be saved by those who love her. She is sentenced to a lonely, painful death.

With its themes of honour and the power of the individual versus the state, along with strong female roles, Antigone is considered a classic and is a good choice for performance by amateur groups - it requires no royalties and is a consistent crowd pleaser.

It also offers great potential for workshopping into a more contemporary version by updating the language and has the potential to incorporate movement and dance. There is also potential for "doubling up" of some of the minor roles with the chorus and is very flexible in terms of set and costuming.

And Antigone is a wonderful role for a young actress - a potential power house which is often rare for young women.

"Across more than two thousand years, a great dark music sounds for us." George Steiner, Churchill College, Cambridge

This version has been laid out with plenty of space for performance notes. The great thing is that you will receive as a download - buy it once for a low, low cost, get it quick and print it as many times as you want. The only restrictions are that you cannot sell it in this format either in hard copy or electronically.

This would be suitable as a study text in high school or drama / acting school or for performance at an amateur or professional level.

This will be delivered to you as an e-book in PDF format. This is compatible with most operating systems - all you need is the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. Your download details will be e-mailed to you once your payment has been cleared - almost instantly if you are paying using PayPal.

The download is fairly small - approximately 600 kb - which would take less than 4 minutes to download even over a slow-ish dial-up connection.
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