Antigone (Ages 14 & up)
Tuesdays 4:30pm - 6:00pm & Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30pm
October 8th - November 21st
Final Performance: 11/21 at 5pm
We will use Anne Carson's interpretation of Antigone as a bouncing off point to create scenes from the play, and present those scenes to family and friends at our final performance.
The class will also be enhanced by 5 guest artists, all collaborators at Shaking the Tree, who will each visit one session and teach a specialized skill to students. Those new skills will be applied to the telling of Antigone.
The premise of the play is simple enough. Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, buries her brother’s body, although it is decreed unlawful, and Kreon, the king of Thebes, sentences her to death. Each character is inextricably connected to another, and each action comes to affect the life of another character.
If a person were to pick up a copy of “Antigonick,” by Anne Carson, the cover will say it is a translation of Sophocles’s “Antigone.” The script of “Antigonick,” however, is more than a translation; it is an interpretation intertwined with artistic renderings, an odd mix between a graphic novel and a lyrical retelling—more a contained, visual experience than a traditional read.
Primary Instructor: Ted Gold