Nach Sophokles, Euripides und Aischylos
König Ödipus, Sieben gegen Theben, Die Phönizierinnen und Antigone
Bühnenfassung von John von Düffel
Interlinearübersetzung von Gregor Schreiner

John von Düffel originally wrote his version of Antigone in 2014; now he offers a fundamental revision, expanded to include the character’s backstories, using passages from Aeschylus and Euripides and, above all, from Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex. He has cut all the chorus passages so that now all characters are shown in direct confrontation with each other. Creon, the reluctant king, becomes the centre of it all; his political pragmatism clashes violently first with Eteocles’ unconditional claim for power, later also with Antigone’s idealism, neither of which allow any compromise, which requires Creon to take rigid decisions.

John von Düffel

John von Düffel

John von Düffel (born in 1966 in Göttingen), grew up in Londonderry, Ireland and Vermillion, South Dakota, USA. He studied Philosophy, Economics and German studies in Stirling, Scotland and Freiburg, Breisgau where he did his doctoral ...

Plays by John von Düffel

U: EA: 21.01.2021 Theater Ulm (Regie: Jasper Brandis)