About this book
First staged in the fifth century BC, Antigone stands as a timeless inquisition into human fallibility and our refusal to learn frrom the mistakes of the past. Translated by Seamus Heaney.
Commissioned to mark the centenary of the Abbey Theatre in Dublin in 2004, "The Burial at Thebes" is Seamus Heaney's verse translation of Sophocles' great tragedy, "Antigone" - whose eponymous heroine is one of the most sharply individualized and compelling figures in western drama.
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