Dec 01, 08
Read in January, 1975, read count: 10
Read this play any time you feel you're being talked into something which sounds plausible, but which you know in your heart just stinks. It was written to encourage French people not to collaborate with the Nazis during the occupation. A miracle that it was ever performed. Were the Nazi censors simply stupid, or did some bureaucratic hero take a huge risk to get it cleared? Perhaps a bit of both... it's hard to see how just one would be enough.
The story is kind of heartbreaking. If you haven't fallen in love with Antigone by the end, you should probably seek medical attention.