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Anitogne Play Overview

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Essay title: Anitogne Play Overview

The play Antigone is a timeless classic that will continue to be preformed throughout history. The story line is interesting and powerful. As I observed the play it became very apparent how the role of GODS played an important part of the Ancient Greek life. I noticed that a lot of the actions that the characters did were based around pleasuring the gods.

I was very impressed with the play overall. I was very surprised how much detail could be made one just one set. Not detail that was just visual, the detail that was shown to the audience through words and emotions. The viewer is taken from a battle ground to a palace in a matter of what is shown and said. I particularly enjoyed the amount of improve that was displaced by the actors. In the performance I observed there were a few unexpected incidents. There were a few that stuck in my mind such as, Antigone’s shoe fell off as the palace guard was taking her to the hole and she stopped to pick it up. That is when Kreon grabbed her and screamed “stop delaying and get this filth out of here”. I was very impressed on how quick the actors improvised an action that wasn’t in the script.

A detail that I do not enjoy when I watch plays is the over dramatic speech that is used. Such as, Antigone and Kreon sometimes used to much

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