Antigone, by Sophokles - Featuring Juliette Binoche, Directed by Ivo van Hove

Tags/Genres Icons, Theater

“Binoche has real power, a way of seizing the colloquial beauty of Anne Carson’s new translation.” – The Times (UK)

Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche plays Antigone in this stunning contemporary interpretation of Sophokles’ classic Greek masterpiece, translated afresh by T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Anne Carson. This explosive tragedy explores many struggles: man against woman, political against ethical leadership, the laws of society against the right of the individual, family and its unbreakable blood ties. When her dead brother is decreed a traitor, his body left unburied beyond the city walls, Antigone refuses to accept this most severe of punishments. Forging ahead with a funeral on her own, she places personal allegiance before politics and triggers a cycle of destruction.

Produced by the Barbican and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, in association with Toneelgroep Amsterdam

Co-produced by Edinburgh International Festival, Théâtre de la Ville–Paris and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen

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