Antigone (Galantiere)

by  Lewis Galantiere, Sophocles , Jean Anouilh

Full Length Play, Drama  /  8m, 4f

"Its dimensions are noble, its intentions uncompromising." - Southwestern University

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    8m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Adaptations (Literature)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Produced in modern dress in New York with Katharine Cornell and Sir Cedric Hardwicke, the Galantiere version of the Greek legend comes from a Paris that suffered under the heel of tyranny. The play’s parallels to modern times are exciting and provocative.

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"Its dimensions are noble, its intentions uncompromising." - Southwestern University

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Greek; Roman & Biblical
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: Simple set, non-representational
  • Additional Features: Animal spot, Local Celebrity Cameo, Mime
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

8m, 4f

CHORUS
ANTIGONE
NURSE
ISMENE
HAEMON
CREON
FIRST GUARD
SECOND GUARD
THIRD GUARD
MESSENGER
PAGE
EURYDICE

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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Lewis Galantiere

Lewis Galantiere

Sophocles

Sophocles

Jean Anouilh

Jean Anouilh was born in Bordeaux on June 23, 1910. After completing his early schooling, Anouilh studied law for a short time at the Sorbonne, and then worked as a copywriter at Publicité Damour. He also wrote comic scenes for the cinema. In 1929 he collaborated with Jean Aurenche on his first play, Humulus Le Muet ...

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Galantiere's adaptation of Anouilh's Antigone was first presented on Broadway by Katharine Cornell in association with Gilbert Miller at the Cort Theatre in New York City on February 19, 1946. It was directed by Guthrie McClintic.

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