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Adaptation of Antigone Sophocles , 441 BCE single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Antigone
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'HOW DO THE UNWRITTEN LAWS OF PERSONAL CONSCIENCE SURVIVE WHEN SET AGAINST THE LAWS OF A SOCIETY AND A NATION?

'Antigone is a child of war, like too many in our world. She asked a simple question thousands of years ago that remains too difficult for us to answer even to this day, as so many recent events have demonstrated. What do we do with the body of a terrorist, a murderer, who has brought destruction, death and horror to our community when that terrorist is our brother. Our own flesh and blood?

'Like Hamlet, Joan of Arc, Galileo and Sir Thomas More, Antigone inspires us with her courage, fortitude and impenetrable strength of conscience. But her excess of feeling and fundamentalist zeal are hard to reconcile in a world crying out for unity, order and the rule of law in a time of chaos. Her uncle, Creon, selflessly places his state above the welfare of his family, pursuing a principle with the sort of consistency of will that we cry out for in politicians who so often stand for nothing. Where is justice between these extremes? Antigone stands against the monolith and brings her society to a reckoning it sorely needs.' (Production summary)

Production Details

  • Ran from October 6, 2016 to November 12, 2016 at The Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centrewith the following cast and crew:

    • Andrea Demetriades
    • Anna Volska
    • Deborah Galanos
    • Elijah Williams
    • Fiona Press
    • Janine Watson
    • Joseph Del Re
    • Louisa Mignone
    • Marie Kamara
    • Thomas Royce-Hampton
    • William Zappa
    • Bryce Halliday - Sound / Technical Design
    • Christopher Tomkinson - Stage Manager
    • Damien Ryan - Co-director
    • Matt Cox - Lighting Designer
    • Melanie Liertz - Designer
    • Rosalind Bunting - Scenic Artist
    • Scott Witt - Movement Director
    • Terry Karabelas - Co-director

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Antigone & Cyrano de Bergerac : Two Adaptions for Sport for Jove Damien Ryan , Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2017 11629637 2017 selected work drama

    'Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, is a child of war. Thousands of years ago she asked a question: What do we do with the body of the enemy, when this enemy is our brother? Damien Ryan’s new adaptation of Sophocles’ classic takes the conflicts of ancient Thebes and wrenches them passionately into the present. This story of war and its aftermath is a powerful yet vulnerable allegory about one of history’s most famous families. Sport for Jove’s production of Antigone won seven Sydney Theatre Awards in 2016.'

    'Cyrano de Bergerac is convinced that his outrageously-sized nose will forever stop him from being loved by Roxane, his intellectual and beautiful friend. But Roxane is in love—with Christian, a handsome yet inarticulate soldier in Cyrano’s regiment. Together, Christian and Cyrano make a flawless human. Edmond Rostand’s original 1890s tragicomic French masterpiece is the unique romance that brought the word ‘panache’ into the English language. This new adaptation by Damien Ryan brings the action forward to WWI, where Cyrano is a war poet like no other. Sport for Jove’s production of Cyrano de Bergerac won three Sydney Theatre Awards in 2013.' (Publication summaries)

    Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2017
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