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Anthropolis V: Antigone

In the organizer's words:

With Antigone, this indomitable rebel against male orderliness, the end of the ruling dynasty of the Labdakids is reached. Here the circle closes, and it is no coincidence that the most famous lines about the Anthropos come from this tragedy by Sophocles: "Mighty are many things, but nothing is mightier than man."

Roland Schimmelpfennig translates "Antigone" into a contemporary poetic language that makes female resistance to the powerful state of Thebes and its politics seem extremely present.

Antigone's uncle Creon, the eternal second man in the state, has finally come to power after many years of being a proxy. The war of aggression against Thebes has just been averted, and Creon is already threatened with failure in his first official act: he must pass judgment on his niece Antigone, who values her ethical dictates more highly than the law of the state. But Creon is convinced that morality is a bad political advisor. He sentences Antigone to a punishment that could not be more barbaric: She is to be walled up alive. Humanity is sacrificed to law-abidingness. Once again, the city's system collapses in an act of violence that breaks through the surface of its beautiful appearance.

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