ANTIGONE WEBQUEST. An Introduction to Greek Tragedy. Welcome to the Antigone WebQuest!. Before beginning your exploration into the world of Antigone, you must first become acquainted with Sophocles and The Greek Theater. The following pages will provide you with the information you need.
An Introduction to Greek Tragedy
Theater was a celebration in ancient Greece that was held in honor of Dionysos (the god of wine). During these celebrations, Athenians gathered to watch competitions between playwrights. It was these competitions that Sophocles often won. The plays performed at these festivals usually exposed arrogance which emphasized reverence for the gods and included tragic events. Although violence and disrespect were central to the plot of most tragic plays, violence was never depicted on stage. Instead, these events occurred off stage.
Sophocles was born and raised in Athens
He is regarded as one of the world’s greatest playwrights.
He frequently won 1st place at the Dionysian festivals, which were competitions between playwrights.
Colonus, and Antigone.
1. Oedipus’s Early Life
2. Oedipus’s Exile 3. The death of Eteocles and Polyneices
Using information you’ve gathered thus far, create a FAMILY TREE for Antigone.
The family tree must include…
1) all relevant family members in her “dramatic” life
2) a description of each person (their role in the plays, defining characteristics, brief history, etc)
3) a key explaining connecting lines
ex. Direct relation
Married - - - - - -
4) Your personal creative touch!