By (Mythological character) Antigone; Sophocles.; Taylor, Don; (Mythological character) Antigone
The tale of 1 sister's loyalty to either her brothers, despite their acts or opposing political views, 'Antigone' is without doubt one of the such a lot continually renowned performs within the heritage of drama. This translation, via Don Taylor, was once commissioned by means of the BBC, and used to be first broadcast in autumn, 1986.
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And that responsibility Is above kinship. Were she even closer, The closest, my own daughter, my duty Would be plain. The law has its weapons, And they will strike, at her, And at her sister too – her accomplice, I’ve no doubt, in this illegal act – To the full extent of the punishment proscribed. The other one, Ismene, bring her here. I saw her in the corridor, talking to herself And sobbing emotionally, like a madwoman! Guilty consciences, you see, can never be hidden Completely, the human face reveals Conspiracies before they are enacted Again and again.
The quick-witted birds are no match for him, Neither victim nor predator Among the beasts of the plain Nor the seas’ seething masses. His cunning surpasses Their instinct, his skill is the greater, 17 18 Antigone His snares never fail, and his nets teem. The wild bull of the savage mountain And the magnificent stag who passes Like a king through upland and glen, The untamed horse with his matted tresses Uncut on his neck, all submit to man, And the yoke and the bit – and his power increases. He has mastered the mysteries of language: And thought, which moves faster than the wind, He has tamed, and made rational.
Or if she prefers, Let her stay alive in her grave, why not! Because the grave’s the only fit place for her, Solitary confinement among the dead! Whatever she does, there will be no guilt On me, or on the State. Her death’s her own. But there’s no place for her among the living. antigone. To my grave then. My honeymoon bed. My prison. My crypt, under the mountain. Antigone My home for the rest of time. I shall meet So many of my relations there: We shall all be guests of the sad-faced queen Of the shadows, Persephone, in that bleak hotel That is never short of a room.
Antigone by (Mythological character) Antigone; Sophocles.; Taylor, Don; (Mythological character) Antigone