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After unintentionally finding that Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes formed a logical continuation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, I was pleased to discover the latter’s Antigone completed a trilogy of sorts, dealing with the same themes – the curse of Oedipus and his descendents. Of course, it isn’t ... Read review
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Title: Antigone Binding: Paperback Author: Sophocles Publisher: GAZELLE BOOK SERVICES

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AdvantagesTimeless theme of resistance to political authority, continuation of Oedipus, great dramatic language

DisadvantagesNo real 'tragic hero', not much action

"...pleased to discover the latter’s Antigone completed a trilogy of sorts, dealing with the same themes – the curse of Oedipus and his descendents. Of course, it isn’t a proper trilogy, it’s not even by the same playwright. What’s more, Antigone – although in the mythological chronology last – was written prior to Oedipus Rex. That’s the advantage with dealing with well-known mythological themes. It’s like writing about the death of Christ, and then ..." Read review

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Type Play
Title Antigone
Author Sophocles


Listed on Ciao since 15/11/2004

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