The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975

Play Reading Monday 3 July: "Antigone" by Sophocles

  • 03 Jul 2017
  • 19:00 - 22:00
  • Centrepoint Library, Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel


Our next play reading is on Monday 3 July, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, at the Centrepoint Library, Im Lohnhof 8, 4051 Basel.  Members and non-members are welcome.

We will read “Antigone” by Sophocles:


The powerful story of an idealistic heroine and a tyrant surrounded by sycophantic advisors.  Antigone performs burial rites on her brother Polyneices, evoking the wrath of her uncle Creon, who wanted the traitor left to rot in the streets.  Creon realises he is becoming unpopular after his drastic punishment of Antigone, but he repents too late.

We will read Don Taylor’s translation - produced to acclaim at the National Theatre in 2012 - rather than a dramatised version, so we can sense how the play itself worked on an audience two and a half thousand years ago.


You can arrive any time from 7pm.  The reading will begin promptly at 7.30pm.  Centrepoint shares its entrance with the Musik Museum and can be found by walking through a church courtyard into a smaller courtyard.  The shared entrance is on the right hand side - then follow the Semi-Circle signs upstairs to the Library.

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