The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone Seamus Heaney, Sophocles
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Jan 3, 2014 - Antigone – Sophocles. Ears in a project that in itself sounds like a game of Consequences: an opera adapted from Heaney's The Burial at Thebes, a version of Sophocles' Antigone, to be directed by Walcott and staged at Shakespeare's Globe. Not much is known about the life of Sophocles. Sep 3, 2013 - The classic example was given by Sophocles in his tale of Antigone. Oedipus has been exiled by his sons Creon, newly crowned king of Thebes decrees that Eteocles who died fighting for Thebes will be buried with a hero's honors. Jan 26, 2012 - Publisher: Penguin Books (1984 Penguin Classics Edition) Bought from: Book Depository. King Creon's edict forbade the burial of Polyneices, who had fought against Thebes; he was to rot outside the walls of the city. Oct 3, 2011 - Heaney believes that tension between speech and silence is central to the play. "The Burial at Thebes" is Seamus Heaney's retelling of "Antigone" a play written two-and-a-half thousand years ago by Sophocles. Some sketchy details have survived and the rest has been gleaned from the 10th century Suda Lexicon, a Greek dictionary and the Sophocles: Life and Works, an anonymous work that was discovered in the Creon, the King of Thebes has decreed that as punishment, Polyneices should be denied the final rites of burial as his body should be left to rot as a lesson to other invaders. Oct 4, 2013 - Announcing Pacific University's fall theatre production, The Burial at Thebes, an adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, written by Seamus Heaney and directed by guest artist Gemma Whelan. Introduction In Oedipus at Colonus, Oedipus, accompanied by his daughter Antigone, goes to Colonus, a town near Athen (Colonus is believed to be Sophocles' birthplace).