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Antigone staging of the argument in the play

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Kerry Gibson Theatre Studies essay 1st November 2005 How would you stage the 'argument/conflict' scene? Consider what effects you would wish to create for the audience. This section of Antigone starts with Sentry giving the message to Creon that Antigone has gone against Creons rules and wishes and buried her brother. I think this scene should start with Creon centre stage and Sentry slightly stage right of him. Whilst Sentry tells Creon what he has seen of Antigone, Creon should pace back and forth across the stage with an angry facial expression to show the audience he is angry that Antigone has betrayed his wishes and broken his rules. Once Antigone has been wheeled into the scene, I think she should be sitting on a chair, centre stage, facing the audience. ...read more.


I think Antigone should rise out of her chair standing up to Creon on certain lines where she may emphasis some of her words such as when she says 'And if I am to die before my time I consider that a gain' as if to say to Creon his sentence for her crime does not bother her. I think Creon should react to her standing up to him by raising his voice and pushing her back down in to the chair. I think the chorus should appear to the audience on a different part of the stage or lower level? To show they are informing the audience and are not part of the argument with Creon and Antigone, other wise this may confuse them. When Ismene is brought on stage by the leader to join Creon and Antigone, I think she should also be sat in ...read more.


When Ismene mentions Haemones relationship with Antigone and how he will feel about the death of Antigone I think Creon should show a little hesitation in his facial expression to the audience maybe walking around the stage a little bit faster as though he is thinking for a split second of his sons feelings. Finally at the end of this section of 'Antigone' where Creon agrees to kill Antigone I think Creon should have an evil look on his face as if to say no one shall dare cross me again. When the leader says to Creon 'so its settled then Antigone must die' I think he should look blood thirsty as though he cant wait to watch her die, Antigone should still be trying to put on a brave face to the audience and Ismene looking even more worried for her sister with her head to the ground as they exit the stage. ...read more.

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