The Burial at Thebes
Two brothers die fighting on opposite sides of the civil war in Thebes. When Creon, the new ruler, refuses to bury the brother who was a traitor, Antigone, the rebel's sister, defies Creon by vowing to bury him herself. A translation of Sophocles' Antigone
. Originally commissioned to mark the centenary of Dublin's Abbey Theatre in 2004, and partly inspired by the war in Iraq, Heaney's captivating and lyrical adaptation lends Sophocles' tragic heroine, Antigone, a 21st century voice.
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