ANTIGONE

PUBLISHED ON ARTS HUB: 27/4/15
How much capacity should we have to say no? When is it acceptable to choose what one feels is morally correct over the laws of state and country? Is there a higher law than that set by our lawmakers? All of these questions, and more, are examined in Anna Jajjah’s reworked version of Antigone.

Based on the work by Sophocles, Antigone tells the story of a defiant 20 year old woman intent on risking the wrath of King Creon so that she may bury her brother, Polyneices. Although hardly touched upon in this version, Antigone is the daughter of the former king Oedipus and his mother. She comes under the care of her uncle Creon following an uprising by her brothers Polyneices and Eteocles, in which both are killed.

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