Antigone


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.3 stars; 74 reviews)

This is the final installment in Sophocles' Theban Plays, following Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. Oedipus's daughter Antigone deliberately breaks the laws of Thebes when she buries her brother's body and is sentenced to death. She clashes with Creon, the King of Thebes, over what constitutes justice and morality: the laws of the state or the laws of the individual. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Cast:
Antigone: Elizabeth Klett
Ismene: Arielle Lipshaw
Creon: Bruce Pirie
Haemon: mb
Eurydice: Lucy Perry
Tiresias: Martin Geeson
Guard: Algy Pug
Chorus, Second Messenger: Lars Rolander
Messenger: David Goldfarb
Narrator: David Lawrence

Audio edited by: Elizabeth Klett (1 hr 14 min)

Chapters

Part 1 42:24 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Part 2 32:03 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Great play, beautiful translation, good dramatic reading


(4 stars)

Antigone is a favourite of mine. The Storr verse translation is poetic and reads well in tone and rhythm. This dramatic reading is good. The special effects, however, applied to the Chorus are rather distracting, nor is this role read all that well. Otherwise, a good performance.

Surprised!


(5 stars)

I didn't know I wanted to hear Sophocles's Theban Plays. Tried them by chance and kept wanting more. To me, Antigone is the most interesting and the best performed of the 3. The readers/actors were excellent. The story is relevant, then & now... should one obey the state laws or personal ethics? Religion vs the state seems secondary to the state vs the individual. Pride and rigidity also are addressed. Another ongoing issue is the king's fury at being challenged by a woman.


(5 stars)

one of the best recordings of any production on Librivox. Elizabeth Klett steals the show, once again, but she's accompanied by an all star cast of talented and passionate volunteers. there's no weak chain in this link. I'll probably revisit this production for many years to come


(4 stars)

My favorite classical play, and the performances are fantastic. I am very frustrated though that the translator is not listed anywhere that I can find! To me this is really important information… I have to subtract one star from this otherwise great production because of this.


(4 stars)

Good performance overall. Please stop using the robot filter for chorus parts.


(5 stars)

Great reading! I really enjoyed that.