Miro Gavran, writer

Creon's Antigone

Theme: Political manipulation
Number of characters: 1 female, 1 male
Number of acts: 1, 2 scenes
Setting: A dungeon
Time: The distant past
Written in: 1983



Summary:

The tyrant Creon wants to rid himself of all his political opponents and his wife, his son, his son’s fiancée Antigone, and her brothers, Eteocles and Polynaeces. So he writes a drama - a script - by which their deaths will appear to be a family tragedy. The drama is the same one we know as Sophocles’ Antigone. Creon has to win over Antigone for his monstrous plan to work and he has her arrested the very same day. And when it seems that everything will work out as he has planned, Antigone rebels. The play has a cast of only two: Creon and Antigone. Premiered at the Gavella Drama Theatre in Zagreb in 1983, and translated into English, German, Italian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Polish, French, Bulgarian, Arabic, Czech and Dutch. Performed in eighteen various theatres.

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