By (Mythological character) Antigone; Sophocles.; Taylor, Don; (Mythological character) Antigone
The tale of 1 sister's loyalty to either her brothers, despite their acts or opposing political views, 'Antigone' is among the so much regularly renowned performs within the background of drama. This translation, via Don Taylor, used to be commissioned by way of the BBC, and was once first broadcast in autumn, 1986.
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But if some others are mistaken, Let them be punished as I have been punished, And suffer the injustice that I suffer! chorus. She hasn’t changed, even now. The anger Inside her still blows like a hurricane. creon. The sooner she’s got rid of, shut up Out of harm’s way, and forgotten, the better. Tell those guards to get a move on, or they will regret it! antigone. That word is my death. creon. And now it is spoken. Don’t comfort yourself with hope. There’s none. antigone. This is the land of my fathers: Thebes, Built by a god.
I can take advice. The one who covered the body. Not the other. chorus. And for the condemned one: what manner of death? creon. Take her to some lonely place, rocky, And unfrequented by anyone. Find a cave And wall her up in it. Bury her alive: But with just enough food so that no guilt For her death will fall either upon us or the State. She’ll have plenty of time to honour the gods Of the dead there, since they receive So many of her prayers. They will release her. And she will learn that worshipping the dead Is not the business of the living.
I think it’s a shame sir, that an intelligent man And as well educated as you are Should miss the point so completely. creon. I’m not interested in your opinions! If you fail to find this enemy of the State And bring him here to me, you’ll learn That money, from whatever source, Will certainly not save your life! Exit creon. soldier. Let’s hope they find him, whoever he is. But one thing I’m sure of: they won’t find me. I never thought I’d get out of here Alive. And when I do get out, Nothing will bring me back again.