English 10: Literary Journeys

Antigone

We are embarking on a journey to discover the story of Antigone, a lone woman set apart from her family and the law, who stays true to herself at all costs. Much like Marji, Antigone has to ask herself the ultimate question,

What does it mean to stay true to what you believe in during extreme circumstances and what are the consequences?

We will be reading the play aloud in class as well as at home. Bring your stage voices and practice projecting!

As we discussed in class, here is some background information:

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Antigone's Family Tree

Also, here is the cast of characters and how to pronounce each one. Please use this for your character bookmarks and practice saying them.

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And the film clip from the National Theater in London:

 

Also, here is some more history about Antigone’s family, Oedipus and Jocasta’s sad tale. But so fascinating!!!

Brief Timeline of Events

The Whole Shebang

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This article was written on 24 Apr 2013, and is filled under Enrichment Reading, Homework Assignments, In Class.

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