ANTIGONE – GREEK TRAGEDY PLAY
Shortly before Oedipus’s death, his two sons, Eteocles and Polynices quarrelled over who was to rule Thebes. Polynices sought help and support for his claim to the throne and requested Oedipus’s blessing, but Oedipus was appalled at the behaviour of his sons and cursed them both, a curse that each would kill each other. Eventually Eteocles ruled Thebes alone and Polynices raised an army and attacked the city. Eteocles with the aid of the brothers’ uncle Creon resisted the attack, which resulted in the brothers meeting in combat in this Greek Tragedy play.
A Greek tragedy play about two sons of Oedipus both seeking to succeed their father. Their sister, Antigone, defies her uncle, a leader out of touch with the people who has decreed that her traitorous brother should go unburied and therefore find no rest in the afterlife. Ultimately, her and her uncle’s actions have tragic outcomes.
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Author: Keith Passmore
Type: One act play
Genre: Greek Tragedy Play, drama
Cast: Total cast of 11. 7-9 M, 3-5 F as some parts may be played by either sex.
Ages of the actors: Teen and up
Suitable for: The whole family
Length: Thirty minutes
Set: Various locations in Thebes including the palace, the city walls and corridors.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – flow
Cost is $5.50 for this digital play script
Copyright © November 2016 Keith Passmore and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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