Antigone Storyboard- Matthew Dean

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  • Prologue
  • Would you help me lift the body... you and me?
  • You cannot mean... to bury him? Against the order?
  • Parados
  • Seven invaders at seven gates seven defenders Spoiled of their bronze for a tribute to Zeus; save two Luckless brothers in one fight matched together And in one death laid low
  • Scene 1
  • Well, out with it, and let's be done with you.
  • The corpse.. someone has just buried it and gone
  • Antigone comes to her sister Ismene searching for help to bury their brother who is labelled a traitor by Creon, the king. Ismene refuses, saying that she cannot break the law of the state, and Antigone is set on going through with it to honor her brother.
  • Scene 2
  • I do admit it. I do not deny it.
  • The chorus recounts the details of the battle that took place when Polyneices attempted to invade Thebes. They discuss the details of the death of the two brothers, and how after the battle was over there was a great celebration. They set up the next scene with Creon reading a declaration.
  • Scene 3
  • Don't toady me boy; keep that for your lady-love
  • Creon makes a public announcement to the city calling out Polyneices as a traitor and declaring how he does not deserve a proper burial. After this, a sentry arrives and tells Creon how the body of Polyneices has been taken and buried by someone.
  • Scene 4
  • Though on Earth her life is ended on this day, her blood will not be on our hands
  • Antigone is brought to Creon by the soldiers. She admits to burying Polyneices, claiming that is was her duty to the Gods. She reveals to Creon that the people of Thebes are on her side, and that Ismene is innocent as well. Creon has them taken away.
  • You. you may go. You are discharged from blame.
  • Do you admit, or do you deny the deed?
  • Haemon comes to Creon and they discuss the recent punishment of Antigone. Creon says that the father's will should be above all in a family, but Haemon points out that some people disagree with what he is doing. Creon takes offense, and they get into an argument.
  • O Father, I could call you mad, were you not my father.
  • Antigone is finally about to be sent away alone in a cave for her punishment. She tells Creon that she still stands by her decision and believes she did the right thing. Creon claims that the blood will not be on his hands.
  • So to my grave, my bridal-bower, my everlasting prison, I got, to join those many of my kinsmen
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