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Historical Background, Dramaturgy, and Design

A colorful and curved wall.
Set model by John Culbert; photo by Michael Brosilow.

Explore the history behind Antigone, its dramaturgy, and the design of Court Theatre’s production.

Historical Background


  • “What We Call Greek Tragedy”: This Franke Forum talk was given by Nicholas Rudall, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Classics and Founding Artistic Director of Court Theatre.
  • Gained in Translation: Court Marketing Intern Eleni Lefakis discusses the difficulties inherent in translation and how Rudall’s Antigone succeeds despite them.
  • Sophocles the Poet: A Personal Essay: Production Dramaturg Abhi Shrestha considers Sophocles’s identity as poet and how that informs Antigone.
  • Antigone, Trauma, and Hope: University of Chicago Professor Sarah Nooter unveils the relationship between love and hate in Antigone.


Posted on January 31, 2024 in Learning Guides, Productions

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