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Friday, February 19, 2016

Antigone's Loyalty

This morning it was 7 Theta's turn to bring Greek drama to Saint David's, this time in a production of Antigone by Sophocles. The tragedy tells the story of the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, victim of an unrelenting fate that doomed all of their descendants.

The boys performed beautifully, owning words that were written more than 2000 years ago, but which resonate today in universal themes such as civil disobedience, divine vs. natural law, and loyalty. 

Mounted in conjunction with Grade 7's study of ancient Greece, the seventh grade plays provide our boys with another avenue by which to deepen their understanding of that civilization.  They also afford the opportunity to ponder the moral dilemmas presented, in line with our school-wide theme this year of deliberate moral introspection

Congratulations to today's cast members and to their teacher/director, Jim Barbieri. Bravo!


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