Out & About

Out & About

Map

Antigone, by Sophokles – Featuring Juliette Binoche, Directed by Ivo van Hove

Categories: Arts
Visit Their Website
Pricing info:

Rating: 1  2  3  4  5  
Not Yet Rated

to add your rating


“Binoche has real power, a way of seizing the colloquial beauty of Anne Carson’s new translation.” – The Times (UK)

Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche plays Antigone in this stunning contemporary interpretation of Sophokles’ classic Greek masterpiece, translated afresh by T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson. This explosive tragedy explores many struggles: man against woman, political against ethical leadership, the laws of society against the right of the individual, family and its unbreakable blood ties. When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Forging ahead with a funeral on her own, she places personal allegiance before politics and triggers a cycle of destruction.

Produced by the Barbican and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival, Théâtre de la Ville–Paris and Ruhrfestspiele RecklinghausenPerformance Related Content

The unanswered question – how to get to the dark soul of Antigone
by Ivo van Hove

What ancient Greek theatregoers knew
by Edith Hall

Anne Carson’s Collapse of History
by Rebecca Bates

A Matter of Time: Anne Carson Re-Writes ‘Antigone’
by M.H. Miller

WRAL & Yelp Reviews

No reviews at this time.

Please to add a review.

Event Data Provided by Eventful