Desperate to gain control over a city ravaged by civil war, Creon refuses to bury the body of Antigone’s rebellious brother. Outraged, she defies his edict. This action causes Creon to defend his rule by condemning the young woman, his niece, to be buried alive. This is a collection on the National Theatre’s 2012 production of Antigone and contains interviews with director Polly Findlay and cast members including Christopher Eccleston and Jodie Whittaker.
This film explores the role of women in Ancient Greek society and the representation of female identity in Antigone, Women of Troy and Medea.
Dr Lucy Jackson, Teaching Fellow at King's College London & Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) looks...
Find out more about the theatre of Ancient Greece, with this film that examines the role of the chorus, a defining aspect of the plays that emerged there between 500BC and 220BC.
Dr Lucy Jackson, Teaching Fellow at King's College London & Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Oxford Research...