ANTIGONE. Author: Sophocles Publication Date: 442 B.C Setting: The city of Thebes – Ancient Greece Genre: Drama. Sophocles was born and raised in Athens He is regarded as one of the world’s greatest playwrights.
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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.Meet Sophocles(496-406 B.C.)
Colonus, and Antigone.
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.
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