If you missed class today, we completed the following:
1. We completed our discussion regarding Greek theater. Please obtain this information from another student. HAVE THEM EXPLAIN THE INFORMATION TO YOU!
2. Students were introduced to the companion piece to "Oedipus," also written by Sophocles, entitled "Antigone."
3. We completed a flow chart regarding the characters and their connection to each other within the play.
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1. I introduced the myth of "ANTIGONE" (pg. 273). MAKE SURE YOU READ THE MYTH! "Antigone" is the companion piece to "Oedipus." It is the myth of what happens to Oedipus after he blinds himself and is banished from Thebes. Antigone is the oldest female child of Oedipus and Jocata. We read the myth in class, and then started reading the play "Anitgone" by Sophocles together. We did not finish reading in class, so make sure you have read the white copy of the play by Tuesday. It was originally written as a myth, and then retold as a drama by Sophocles. It is a story about doing what is honorable and just, even when you are the only individual who has the courage to behave with such fortitude. Please make sure you are familiar with the characters of Creon, Haemon, Antigone, Etoecles, Polynieces, and Ismene for your upcoming exam.
2. We viewed a clip from Oedipus performed by the London Shakespeare Company. I shared this with everyone as a review.
1. Students were asked to be prepare for a quiz covering "Antigone" and the Greek theater for Friday.