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Sophocles

Antigone

Original title: Αντιγόνη

Director

Eduard Miler

Opening night

28 January 2017
Main Stage

Duration:

70 minutes

Antigone ranks as the second most important of the seven preserved tragedies by Sophocles, just after Oedipus the King. Antigone unquestionably deserves to be staged again and again in various moments of time. The play owes its lasting appeal to its remarkable characters, especially the title character of Antigone, as well as to its classic structure, and the questions it raises and the answers it gives. What is even more striking are answers looked for in Antigone’s stagings by the respective dramaturgs and directors: the relationship between written and unwritten laws, the scope of basic human rights (including the rights of the corpses), the power of the argument and the argument of force …

As a rebel, Antigone demonstrates her personal attitude in defiance of a state edict. She is fully aware of the consequences of her action and the risks it entails. Is her dead brother’s right to a burial really the motivation for her action? If Antigone is only after carrying out funeral rites to enable his soul to go yonder, why does she insist on burying his body twice? The very fact that the rites are performed twice, opens up other interpretations.
Creon’s argument that Polyneices, who was a traitor, does not deserve a burial, may not be entirely convincing. The same goes for Antigone’s argument that the dead should be buried in accordance with the ancient godly laws. What is at stake here is more than the burial of the dead and their posthumous punishment. It is the living who observe the laws or break them. It is perhaps more important, who should submit to whom, and whose laws are applicable and who has the final word.
Eduard Miler

Lighting used in the performance may affect photosensitive members of the audience.

Creators

Creative team

TRANSLATOR

Kajetan Gantar

Drama Igralec: Kajetan Gantar | odpri ustvarjalca

ADAPTATION AND DRAMATURGY

Žanina Mirčevska

Drama Igralec: Žanina Mirčevska | odpri ustvarjalca

SET DESIGNER

Branko Hojnik

Drama Igralec: Branko Hojnik | odpri ustvarjalca

COSTUME DESIGNER

Jelena Proković

Drama Igralec: Jelena Proković | odpri ustvarjalca

COMPOSER

Damir Avdić

Drama Igralec: Damir Avdić | odpri ustvarjalca

SOUND

Eduard Miler

Drama Igralec: Eduard Miler | odpri ustvarjalca

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Andrej Hajdinjak

Drama Igralec: Andrej Hajdinjak | odpri ustvarjalca

VIDEO DESIGNER

Atej Tutta

Drama Igralec: Atej Tutta | odpri ustvarjalca

LANGUAGE CONSULTANT

Jože Faganel

Drama Igralec: Jože Faganel | odpri ustvarjalca

ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER

Neli Štrukelj

Drama Igralec: Neli Štrukelj | odpri ustvarjalca

Cast

Nik Škrlec

Haemon

Damir Avdić

Chorus

Awards

2020

Nina IvanišinPrešeren Fund Award

2017

Damir Avdić – Borštnik Award for Best Original Composition

Festivals

2017

52nd Maribor Theatre Festival

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