Εκπαιδευτική Εφαρμογή Αντιγόνη
The "Hellenic Centre for Theatrical Research - Theatre Museum" is an inexhaustible source of information about the theatrical course of the main Greece and the Greek homogeny, for about two centuries. The corner stone of this archival construction is the revival of the ancient drama in Greece; in the Greek communities since the beginning of the 19th century and since the mid-20th century in the newly independent Greek state.
For various reasons, to this part of the portal we chose to present an almost complete educational model based exclusively on "ANTIGONE" by Sophocles:
A. "Antigone" is a text of european philosophical, educational, ideological and political culture that has engaged many top thinkers in a broad spectrum of interpretative approaches.
B. For over a century, "Antigone" is an indisputable text that is being taught in the Greek schools. As regards its educational function there have been written studies, literary, ideological, theatre-scientific and aesthetical essays, papers, school companions and handbooks.
C. It is one of the most translated texts constituting thus an exemplary record of the evolution of the Modern Greek language, its stylistics and its theatrical effectiveness.
D. "Antigone" is the most performed ancient Greek tragedy, therefore its performances may be considered as a recapitulation of the drama schools that flourished both in Europe and in Greece.
E. It is a tragedy that, due to the fact that is being taught in schools, many of them choose to stage it as a rather practical application of the educational procedure.
F. It has inspired many foreign playwrights to make adaptations or to obtain from Antigone's myth the ideological and moral conflicts, creating autonomous theatre, dance and music plays.
The "Hellenic Centre for Theatrical Research - Theatre Museum" has in its archives a plethora of relative documents. The unfolding of this material to its entirety provides educators, students, doctors, professors, school teachers and students, journalists and theatre goers the chance to form a thorough picture, to obtain valuable data, to methodize personal interpretations and to draw educational evidences.
The archive of the Centre is at everyone's disposal for relative documentation, not only for "Antigone", but also for the rest extant tragedies, comedies, satyric dramas, their theoretical basis, their translations and critic reviews and their past directions and performances.