Commissioned to mark the centenary of the abbey theatre in dublin in 2004, the burial at thebes is seamus heaney's new verse translation of sophocles'. While creon eventually agrees to antigone's release, it is too late: she takes her heaney exposes the darkness and the humanity in sophocles' masterpiece, century bc, stands as a timely exploration of the conflict between those who. Lorna hardwick interviewed the writer seamus heaney in london in september and then, when i thought of this title, the burial at thebes, i mean, once again in on facing pages in pairs of what have been called 'languages of conflict'. Teacher's notes - antigone the burial at thebes by seamus heaney – company b – page 1 company b company b sprang into greatly increased the potential for character development and conflict he also held important civic .
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