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  1. Antigone

  2. Greek Theater • Comedy • Tragedy • Satyr Plays

  3. Performances • Competitive • Religious • Political

  4. Performances Cont. • Outside • Based on Myth • Male Actors • Masks • Offstage Violence

  5. Characters of a Tragedy • Tragic Hero • The Chorus • Gods, Prophets, and Oracles

  6. The Tragic Hero • Noble or royal • Hamartia or tragic flaw • Hubris • Tragic downfall • Peripetia or reversal of fortune

  7. The Chorus • 3 Primary Types of Songs: 1. Parados 2. Stasima 3. Exodos • Choral Songs Divided into 3 Sections: 1. Strophe 2. Antistrophe 3. Epode

  8. Culture Reflected in Theater • Ancient Greek plays reflected attitudes toward… • Gods, Prophets & Oracles • Religious Rituals • Obligations to Family • Obligations to the State • Love • Men • Women

  9. Antigone: BackgroundInformation • Sophocles • Dramatic Trilogy 1. Oedipus Rex 2. Oedipus at Colonus 3. Antigone

  10. 450 × 450 - uncp.edu 450 × 450 - uncp.edu Antigone: Setting

  11. Antigone: Characters MAJOR: • Antigone • Creon • Choragos, leader of the Chorus MINOR: • Ismene • Tieresias • Haimon • Eurydice • Eteocles • Polyneices

  12. Antigone: Plot Summary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwo9LP15oYQ

  13. Antigone: Themes • Fate vs. Free Will • Civil Disobedience –or— • Divine Law vs. Human Law • Gender Roles; Male vs. Female • Individual Rights vs. Common Good • Family Honor vs. Personal Happiness

  14. REVIEW: Who is Antigone? • Believes in fate • Loyal • Idealistic • Decisive • Courageous • Stubborn

  15. Special REVIEW: Who is Creon? • Believes in free will • Proud • Ambitious • Pragmatic • Autocratic • Stubborn

  16. REVIEW: Who are the minor characters?

  17. Pop Quiz • Chart Antigone’s family tree based on the information you recorded in your notes. It must include the following characters: • Antigone, Ismene, Creon, Oedipus, Jocasta, Haimon, Eteocles, Polyneices, Laius, Eurydice