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This edition: Sophocles: Antigone

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Antigone sparks a debate on the subject of duty: Is a citizen's first duty is to the law of the state or to the law of religion? Who is the tragic protagonist of the play? Who "owns" the tragedy? Are Creon and Antigone equally right and equally wrong? Does Sophocles favor one over the other? The lesson turns to a discussion on how the play might have contemporary applications.
Featured interview:Justice Seymour Simon, Former Justice of the Illinois State Supreme Court