Ancient Greek play by Sophocles

Background Information for Antigone


Today you will start reading, annotating, and discussing Antigone, an ancient Greek play by Sophocles.

  • Listen to your teacher describe the background for Antigone.
  • To help you keep the characters straight, use the list of characters at the beginning of the play (the “dramatis personae”) and work with your teacher to create a Characters in Antigone chart. Maintain a list of characters and information about them in your Notebook. Fill in information each day as you read and find out more about the characters.

Open Notebook

  • Ask questions if you need clarification.