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Antigone Play Introduction

Updated: Mar 31, 2022


Antigone, a tragedy was written by Sophocles probably around 441 BC. Antigone was written as the first among the three plays yet was placed the third in the trilogy. The trilogy is called The Three Theban Plays comprising Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone.


  • Menoikeus= Jocasta and Creon

  • Laios and Jocasta= Oedipus Creon and Eurydice= Megareus and Haimon

  • Oedipus and Jocasta= Eteocles, Polyneices, Ismene and Antigone


  • Antigone: the protagonist, princess of Thebes, and daughter of Oedipus.

  • Ismene: Sister of Antigone, daughter of Oedipus

  • Creon: Uncle of Antigone and Ismene and Oedipus, son of Menoikeus, brother of Jocasta.

  • Haimon: Second son of Creon, suitor of Antigone and brother of Megareus,

  • Teiresias: A prophet, he was the one who revealed the truth of Oedipus and the prophecy.

  • Eurydice: Wife of Creon, mother of Haimon.

SETTINGS: The city Thebes, Creon’s Palace.

Antigone Play Summary

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